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Angie commented on Authentic gratitude platform for healthcare workers

I love this idea! Congratulations. I would love to know your progress!

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Angie commented on stepWise - Skill Building One Step At A Time

Sorry Bettina. I missed this post. Possibly help to clearly mark. Many elderly have low vision so your signs would be important. I don't think the distance matters. It is the change in surface itself that is a challenge.

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Angie commented on stepWise - Skill Building One Step At A Time

Hello Bettina,
Someone tagged me in this challenge. There are two primary things I would ask you to consider: 1) I agree with Kumi that the individual should not look down. It decreases safety awareness of the surroundings and slows the person down. 2) using different textures may actually increase falls because of proprioceptive and balance issues. One of the biggest contributors to falls in the home are area rugs because there is a change in surface. I worry that you would be opening yourself up to liability if people were attempting this without a trained physical therapist present to supervise. While it would be desirable to have in a park, it may be more feasible and safe to have it in a controlled environment. Keep working on it. Best of luck with your challenge!