Fall Prevention Awareness Day

While many of you might know that September 22nd marks the first official day of the autumn season, The City of Cleveland Department of Aging and the National Council on Aging would like to draw your attention to a different kind of fall. September 22nd is Fall Prevention Awareness Day, and the perfect opportunity to educate yourself and your loved ones.

Did you know that every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in the emergency department for a fall-related injury? Many people think falls are a normal part of aging, but they are not. Most falls can be prevented and you can reduce your risk of injury by following these six easy steps.   If you would like more information, you can visit the NCOA website at www.ncoa.org or call the Cleveland Department of Aging at 664-2833.