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Welcome to Elkin Insurance, your team of local insurance professionals / educators has proudly served the Tri-County and surrounding communities for almost 10 years.  We specialize in health, life and annuity insurance.  Our goal is to give personalized attention to each client’s needs. We attempt to match your insurance needs and budget to the best insurance plan available in our area.

 

Our motto “We care about you!” is a philosophy we live by in each interaction with our clients.  We care about the community we live in and the people we serve here.  If you have questions, we have answers. Come by or give us a call to experience the exceptional customer service we are known for.  

It would be our privilege to assist you in your insurance needs.

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Avoiding Falls

Tis the season for wintry weather and with it the challenge of navigating slippery walkways.  One way to reduce your risk of falls is to improve your balance.  There are a number of things that can affect balance.  

 

According to a study from the University of Michigan, poor vision increases risk of falls by 40%. Hearing loss can also increase your risk of falls.  If you are unsure about your vision or hearing coverage or how to access those benefits, please call us for assistance.

 Insufficient sleep can also worsen your sense of balance.  Taking more than four medications heightens risk of falls.  Speak to your primary care physician if you suspect that lack of sleep or medication side effects may be negatively impacting your sense of balance.

 

There are simple and enjoyable things that you can do to improve your balance:  build strength, take a walk with a friend, and add balance moves to your workout.  Working out the muscles of your calfs, thighs, hips, and core help keep your body stable.  Performing two things at once, such as walking while talking to a friend, is better for balance as you will have to turn your head to look at them without running into them.  Finally, perform exercises specifically designed to challenge your balance.  

 

One example of this is to stand behind a chair, hold back of chair for balance, and lift one foot off the ground.  Now challenge yourself my removing hands from chair and hold for 10-15 seconds.  Repeat on other side.  As your balance improves you will be able to hold this pose longer.  

 

More examples of strength moves and balance exercises (videos and illustrations) can be found on www.aarp.org under the Healthy Living section.  And don’t forget most Medicare Advantage plans come with a free gym membership such as Silver Sneakers or Renew Active.  If you are unsure about how to access that benefit, call us for assistance.  We care about you and are here to help our clients live their best life.

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