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Safety Concerns Should Not Cripple Quality of Life

CloudsDear Carol: My dad is 76-years-old. I worry about him because he wants to hike and do other outdoor activities alone. He’s had one heart attack. Because he’s changed his diet and gets lots of exercise his doctor says that Dad’s the healthiest he’s been in years. That’s all fine, but what if he has a second heart attack when he’s off wondering the hills out by the lakes? I want him to take someone with him when he goes hiking, and my mom agrees, but he’s always been stubborn. How do we convince him that at his age he’s taking too much of a chance by going off alone? Stacy

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