Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Falls remain a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older. Falls threaten older adults’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. However, through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based falls prevention programs, and clinical-community partnerships, the number of falls among older adults can be substantially reduced.

Older Adults

Falls Free Checkup: Take this quick questionnaire to assess your risk for falls

Preventing Falls: Tips for Older Adults & Caregivers

 

Professionals

Fall Prevention Toolkit: Contains educational resources, marketing materials, and media for you to share in your professional setting or community. 

 

Photo Credit: National Council on Aging