National Fall Prevention Awareness – September 2021

FALL-RELATED INJURIES SEND A SENIOR TO THE HOSPITAL EVERY 11 SECONDS

After losing his balance, an elderly man falls down a staircase.

National Fall Prevention week is held on the first day of fall every year since 2008.  The yearly celebration is sponsored by the National Council on Aging – NCOA. 

While falls are not a normal part of aging, they are on the rise, sending someone over 65 to the emergency room, every 11 seconds

Falling is the number one cause of injuries, and deaths from injury, in older Americans, according to the Centers For Disease Control.

Strengthening the core is a number one exercise priority for older adults.  Core strength improves balance, quality of life, and the ability to remain independent.

Visit the National Council On Aging website.for more information about National Fall Prevention Awareness.

Click the links to read my blog posts about core strength and aging.

Why Older Adults Need Core Strength

Falling Down An Escalator Isn’t Funny


Posted on September 15, 2021, in Aging, Core Fitness, National Holiday and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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