September Is National Falls Prevention Month

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten older adults’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. However, falling is NOT an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based falls prevention programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced.

VISIT THE SHOWME FALLS FREE COALITION WEBSITE BY CLICKING HERE.

Want some additional materials? Here are some of the great resources we have used as part of the Steady As You Go campaign – and people still love them.

Click each link to download valuable information and materials for your 2013 Falls Prevention Month activities.

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FALLS PREVENTION INFOGRAPHIC

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