The ability to walk freely and independently.
More Common Terms
- Administration on Aging (AoA) The federal agency that administers the Older Americans Act. It provides resources and education to older Americans and their caregivers.
- Occupational Therapy Therapy that trains individuals to manage everyday tasks in order to promote independence in the home.
- Emphysema A chronic lung condition in which the air sacs in the lungs become overstretched, causing a breakdown of their walls and resulting in decreased resiratory function.