Safety First! Slips and Falls Prevention Program

  • 1 out of 3 adults age 65 and older fall each year
  •  In 2008, 2.1 million nonfatal fall injuries occurred among older adults and were treated in emergency departments
  • Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls

Topics

  • Common types of slip and fall injuries
  • Statistics
  • What to do if you fall
  • How to create a safe home environment
  • Balance exercises
  • Proper footwear