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  • Having good balance is important for many everyday activities, such as going up and down stairs. 

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  • Learn more about balance exercises to try to reduce the risk of falls.

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  • Read tips to help you or your loved one prevent falls and fall related injuries.

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    Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety. There are many changes you can make to your home that will help you avoid falls and ensure your safety.

     

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  • Older adults with a physical disability are at greater risk of falling than older adults without a physical disability.  

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  • A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor. If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. For older people, a break can be the start of more serious problems, such as a trip to the hospital, injury, or even disability.

    If you or an older person you know has fallen, you're not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling—and fall-related problems—rises with age.

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    Worrying about the health and safety of an older family member or friend can be stressful. Use these tips to talk to your loved one about preventing falls.

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  • Physical activity and health guide with valuable information on fitness and nutrition.