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Posted on: September 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] It's Falls Prevention Week!

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  • Falls Prevention Awareness Week is September 18th - 24th.

    Every 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. 

    Falls are not a normal part of aging and many can be prevented! Help us spread the word to friends and family.  Here's a few things you can do to get started:

    1) Take the National Council on Aging Falls Free CheckUp to get a personalized overview of your falls risk and ways to lessen your risk. 

    3) Learn how to prevent falls with home safety modifications:  Home Safety Modifications


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