Reduce your fall risk

Falls are the leading cause of both injuries and death from injuries in the older adult population. However, there are many ways to limit these falls and injuries. Watch for wet, slippery, or icy patches on sidewalks and in parking lots. Ensure your home has adequate lighting. Have your vision checked yearly and always wear your glasses or contacts. Exercise regularly or try programs like Tai Chi to try and improve your strength, balance, and coordination. Finally, minimize cords, rugs, and clutter that might cause you to trip. Don’t let falls get you down; take the steps to decrease your chance of falling!