PMH: Six Steps to Fall Prevention from the NCOA

 

February is Fall Prevention Month!

Check out this video for 6 steps to fall prevention from National Counsil Of Aging

 

Fall Prevention Video

 

Each year, millions of older people-those 65 and older-fall. In fact, one out of three older people fall each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again.

 

Parish Health Ministry is focusing on fall prevention this month. Please join PHM on Sunday morning, February 19 for coffee, savory treats, and some beneficial material on fall prevention.

 

We have attached some links from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), and the National Institute on Aging (NIH):

 

https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/preventing-falls-tips-for-older-adults-and-caregivers/

 

https://www.ncoa.org/blog-tag/falls-prevention/

 

https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/