Did you know that falls are not a “normal” part of aging and that the majority of falls can be prevented if the necessary precautions are taken? 1 in every 3 seniors falls each year but YOU have the power to reduce the risk for you or your loved one. To help readers be best prepared to avoid falls, the National Council on Aging offers two useful articles on the topic.
Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls
6 Steps to Protect Your Older Loved One from a Fall
In addition both Nassau and Suffolk Counties offer fall prevention programs.
The County will host a program entitled “Safe and Sound: Fall Prevention and Home Safety” this month. A list of dates and locations can be found at the following: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/seniors/NewsReleases/2009/09-2009b.html