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Category: Fall Prevention

Fall Risk Prevention

Falls are the second leading cause of death, second only to motor vehicle accidents in the United States. More than a million people fall each year.

Falls are the easiest type of injury to prevent. Take the time to watch for and correct hazardous conditions and lower the chance of incident and subsequent injury.


Avoid Common Hazards

WEAR appropriate footwear

KNOW your medications and how they react

HAVE your vision checked frequently

BEGIN a regular exercise regimen

Improve Your Balance

Take time to exercise to improve your balance.  Visit this video compliments of Strong Seniors for Balance Exercises for Senior: Chair Exercises or try one of the other videos. Remember: check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.

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