Saturday, September 28, 2013

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Last Sunday, September 22nd, was national Falls Prevention Awareness Day. According to the National Council on Aging, "Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an Emergency Department for a fall-related injury." You can help prevent falls from happening by removing tripping hazards from the home, making sure you get regular vision and hearing checks, and exercising. Below is an infographic from the National Council on Aging with more information (you can click on the graphic to get to a larger version):

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