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Fall prevention awareness is important for seniors


Last updated 10/7/2017 at Noon

Sandra Buckingham

Special to Valley News

The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day was observed on Sept. 22 – the first day of fall. This event raised awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults as about one in three individuals over the age of 65 are at risk for a fall every year.

Falling at any age is never a pleasant experience, but as we age falls can have serious impacts on our health. Seniors who fall and fracture their hip have a 25 to 30 percent chance of dying in the following year; many cannot regain their prior level of independence...

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