“Winterize to Prevent Falls” – National Council on Aging

Winter weather can lead to devastating slips, trips, and falls. Below are five simple steps that YOU can take this winter to reduce falls among older adults and adults with disabilities in your community.

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially.

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