How You Can Make Your Town Safe and Walkable for All

Posted on 06/5/2013 by | AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesAll Sarah Clark Stuart wanted was for her family to be able to safely access the Schuylkill River Trail, just across the tracks from the Philadelphia neighborhood where she lived. But the passing of freight trains made the crossing unsafe, especially for her then-young children, and also for the many older adults who lived nearby. For them, the trail was an invaluable place to exercise or safely travel by foot or bicycle. It also built a sense of community. But …

Older Bikers Risk Greater Injuries in Crashes

Posted on 02/8/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAttention all you aging “Easy Riders” — according to a new study, motorcyclists 60 or older were three times more likely to end up in a hospital with severe injuries than were riders in their 20s and 30s. Middle-aged riders, 40 to 59,  fared somewhat better but were still 66 percent more likely to sustain serious injury than were younger bikers, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Brown University study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, looked at 1.5 million …