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Posted on: September 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Falls Prevention Month

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. 

However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially.

Click here for a link to:

  • Get ideas to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Week, September 21-25, 2020, in your community;
  • Learn how you can reduce your risk of falling and protect your older loved ones from a serious fall;
  • Read a blog to stay up-to-date on the latest Falls Prevention tips, news and resources;
  • Explore a blueprint with 40 strategies to reduce falls and fall-related injuries among older adults;
  • Explore evidence-based programs than have been proven to help older adults reduce their risk of falling;
  • Join a Falls Free® Initiative, a national effort to address the growing public health issue of fall-related injuries and deaths.                          

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. 

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Answer 12 questions to learn more. 

Click here to check your personal risk of falling by taking this Falls Free® Checkup Survey.

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