Don’t Fall into Fall/(Updates)

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Reporting on the State of Connecticut’s Summary of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests.

A complete listing of all COVID-19 cases and  analyses by age, hospitalizations, deaths, towns and county is reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health. This information can be found by following the link below:

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary9232020.pdf

 

LOCAL RESULTS

                                                                                                              Total Reported

                                                                                                              To Date    Change from        Probable 

                                                                                                                                Yesterday            Cases

                                                                                                            

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        357                       +0                   16

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State            87                        +0                     4

Easton Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             41                        +0                     2

Town specific COVID-19 Tests, Cases, and Deaths can be found at the following link:

https://data.ct.gov/Health-and-Human-Services/COVID-19-Tests-Cases-and-Deaths-By-Town-/28fr-iqnx

 

Don’t Fall into Fall

Fall is officially here and it just happens to be Fall Prevention Week as well. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.  According to the CDC, one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year.   As result, thousands of people end up in emergency departments due to falls, many of which could have been prevented.  Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.  However, the National Council on Aging reminds us that falls are NOT an inevitable part of aging.

Take this 12 question quiz to see if you’re at risk for falling.  It’s quick and easy. Share the personalized results with your family, caregiver, and health care provider so that you can make a plan to reduce the risk of falling in your home.   Hazards around the house, balance issues, dizziness from medications, low blood pressure, or mobility issues can all result in falls.  Awareness is the first step.  Click here to learn more about prevention resources and programs.