Health tip of the week.

Posted on October 13, 2010

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Public transportation is an easy access and somewhat fast way to get around town if needed. But getting around in particularly for older adults who have trouble with balance can be hard. Here are some tips on how to use public transportation safely.  

  • Always wear a seatbelt when riding in a taxi
  • Don’t rush across a street to meet a bus
  • When you’re on a bus or subway, make sure you have a free hand to hold on to a railing if there’s no seat for you
  • Be careful not to step in the gap between the train and the platform when get on and off a train
  • Have your bus fare ready before you get on the bus, so that you don’t have to stand while looking for your fare
  • When you’re exiting a car or bus pay attention to where you’re stepping and make sure there aren’t uneven spots of pavement or potholes

 you can also visit the MBTA site for more information on accessibility and safety.

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