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  •  Exactly. (0+ / 0-)

    And it goes further.  My 88 year old mother goes to physical therapy as a preventative measure, as they work with her on balancing and strengthening exercises so that she lowers the risk of having a fall in the first place.

    And her physical therapist has told me many times that for a number of his patients, there's a huge social component as well, as many of them are housebound and this is one of their few weekly opportunities to get out and about other people.

    •  Excellent point, Aunt Martha. Mental and social (0+ / 0-)

      engagement are also very important components of a long and healthy life!

      Thanks.

      Mollie

      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

      "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

      by musiccitymollie on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 11:25:54 AM PST

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