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Falls: The Avoidable Epidemic

Class/Workshop, Seniors, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Too often seniors dismiss a fall as a simple trip, a little accident, or just a normal part of life. However, falls are not just little accidents and falling is not an inevitable result of aging. They can and often do have dramatic consequences. Falls are preventable. Learn about the consequences of falling and what you, a spouse or a loved one can do to avoid falls and those nasty consequences.