I love the quote the article “Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure“ ended on “You practice the things you know you can do, and not the things you can’t.” Falling as we age is one of those things. I shared this idea with a few elderly, and they seemed to enjoy the idea of an obstacle course that is clinically devised to teach them how to navigate treacherous ground without having to worry about falling, and how to fall if they did. The elderly, like many elsewhere, are living longer than in previous generations and often alone. As they do, courses that teach them not only how to avoid falling, but how to fall correctly, are gaining popularity. Falling can be a serious thing for older adults. Aging causes the bones to become brittle, and broken ones do not heal as readily and hinder the ability to live alone. With these preventive measures and modifications such as: having hand grips installed in just the right places, installing ramps, and adding raised toilet seats can give elderly a fighting chance to live alone, and to socialize with their peers who are facing the same things.