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  • Writer's pictureClarke Wallace



Not up. Knocked down.

As in: ‘I got knocked down ( and I got up again).

It usually takes me the week to read last weekend papers, The

Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Packed with their many sections.

In the Star’s INSIGHT section was story written by Cathrin Bradbury,

With a sidebar: ‘Falls from older Canadians cost $5.6 billion in 2018 – 20 per cent

of the total cost of injury in the country.’

She tells us how walking on two legs is a challenging task that is mechanically unstable even for young, healthy adults.

“But after 60, the consequences can be catastrophic,” the article goes on.

“Falls are the leading cause not just of injury, but of injury causing death.”

Let’s leave it there. Maybe not when I read “More than 70 percent of falls

happen getting in and out of the tub.”

Author’s comment: Getting out of the tub. That’s all I need to hear.

Okay, when was the last time I crawled into a tub? Seldom. I wake up, get up

and take a shower. Amen to that.

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