This Thursday, September 22, is the first day of Autumn... and Fall Prevention Awareness Day. Falls can occur at any age, but they're especially dangerous for older adults. One in three (33%) people over the age of 65 fall every year. According to the CDC, one in five falls (20%) results in broken bones or head injury... and loss of independence.
Falls are NOT a normal part of aging. Half of them are preventable. Following the six basic steps recommended by NCOA can make a difference. (Click here to download the NCOA document and/or view related video in English or Spanish.)
Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016.