NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) - According to a recent article from The Sun-Sentinel, residents of Sunrise, Florida, recently gathered to learn about ways to avoid injuries from slips and falls from local health representatives and educators. The community event was part of a nationwide "Fall Prevention Awareness Day" that occurred on September 22, 2012. As a professional team that strives to improve mobility safety options among senior citizens and the disabled, the makers of the HurryCane™ are encouraged by this event and note that no matter what the date, it is important for all individuals to learn about proper safety regarding falls and slips.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falling is the leading cause of injury death among senior citizens; in 2008, nearly 20,000 seniors died after accidentally falling. The Sun-Sentinel recognizes that a large number of falls are also recorded in the community of Sunrise. In the article, Brianne Fearon, fire prevention specialist for Sunrise Fire Rescue states, "Emergency calls for fall-related injuries account for 14 percent of all 911 medical calls, which is the largest percentage of specific calls in Sunrise."
In response to these statistics, the makers of the HurryCane™ commented in a recent press statement, "The amount of data that reveals how common and how dangerous falls can be among the senior citizen population, shows just how important it is for individuals to learn how to move safely and use proper equipment. There are a diverse collection of products on the market, including the HurryCane™, which can allow senior citizens to achieve greater independence without compromising safety."
As part of the event's activities, the article notes that health officials took creative approaches to educating seniors on Fall Prevention Awareness Day. It states, "Activities included tai chi demonstrations, balance and blood pressure screenings and lectures on fall prevention tips."
The makers of the HurryCane™ encourage wider implementation of this educational approach and motivate seniors to become more mobile. The HurryCane™ offers greater mobility for elderly citizens, as it is recognized as the "all-terrain cane," that has improved grip on surfaces over the traditional cane. In addition, customers enjoy its ability to stand freely, fold up and be adjusted for height.
The HurryCane™ is the latest innovation in mobility solutions for senior citizens and others who have trouble walking due to illness or injury. With a structure similar to the traditional cane, The HurryCane™ also features a unique pivot-head structure that allows its user to have greater movement and flexibility. It also provides a strong base so individuals can perform tasks with both their hands, without having to worry about their cane falling over. With total approval ratings at a reported 98 percent, many consumers are already sharing their success stories after using this innovative product.
To learn more about The HurryCane™, visit www.thehurrycane.com.