Fall Health Risks For Seniors Discussed in Latest Article from Community Health Center of Snohomish County

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Community Health Center of Snohomish County provides information on the increased health risks that fall and winter bring for senior citizens and how to help reduce those risks.

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Winter weather brings additional health risks to seniors, such as the seasonal flu, exposure to the elements, and falls due to slippery or wet conditions.

Helping the elderly stay health and well enough to remain in their homes is one of our goals at Community Health Center of Snohomish County.

The various health risks for seniors that accompany the cold weather of fall and winter months are discussed by Community Health Center of Snohomish County in their recently released article.

While fall brings additional health risks for everyone, including the dreaded flu season, seniors need to take additional precautions to ensure their health.

Not only are individuals over the age of 65 at higher risk for developing complications or severe cases of the seasonal flu, according to Community Health Center’s article, they are also at greater risk of developing or worsening health conditions by excess exposure to the elements.

The risk of falling and injuring themselves also increases as the weather gets colder and ice and snow begin to slick our pavements and steps.

To learn more about Community Health Center of Snohomish County and their services, visit their website.

The article discusses these three ways that seniors find themselves at greater risk than the rest of us before giving advice on how the elderly themselves and their family members can help to reduce those additional risks.

Suggestions vary from sprinkling sand or cat litter across the sidewalks and stairs to encouragements to washing hands more regularly and getting the seasonal flu vaccine.

The article ends with a statement from the staff of Community Health Center of Snohomish County, “Helping the elderly stay healthy and well enough to remain in their own homes for as long as possible is one of our goals at Community Health Center of Snohomish County. Our team of internal medicine providers are eager to help keep you and your cherished older family members well throughout these upcoming fall and winter months.”

About Community Health Center of Snohomish County
Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) is a non-profit primary health care facility; providing medical, dental and pharmacy services to more than 37,000 Snohomish County residents. CHC operates out of five clinics in Arlington, Edmonds, Everett-North, Everett-South and Lynnwood. CHC opened its doors in 1983 to serve the uninsured and underserved populations in Snohomish County and they continue to do that today. CHC provides care to those who are uninsured and those on private, State or Federal health plans.

For more information contact:
Mallory Lisk
Community Relations Manager
Community Health Center of Snohomish County
425.789.3720
8609 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98208

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