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.
The Trauma team here at Richmond University Medical Center is partnering with stakeholders in our senior community and are offering this FREE introduction to our falls prevention initiative. Please consider spreading the word about this important event.