...Keeping Older Adults Safe and Active
Although falls are NOT a normal part of aging, they 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.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) invites you to join in a nationwide effort to prevent falls among older adults. Use the new #FallsFree online CheckUp tool from NCOA to get a free, personalized look at your risk factors and how to address them. Answer 12 questions to assess your risk of falling and get a personalized report to share with your health care provider. Then spread the word to friends and family. It's a nice way to reach out and show you care!