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5 tips for seniors to keep on their feet during Fall Prevention Week

 

Last updated 9/16/2021 at 6:48pm



Simona Valanciute

Special to the Village News

Many things can cause a fall – tripping over a rug, slipping on water, vertigo, muscle weakness, and certain medications to name a few. One in four older adults fall annually according to the National Council on Aging, and falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and even head injuries.

Additionally, CDC data shows three million seniors annually are treated in emergency departments for a fall injury – making the avoidance of falls a significant priority year round.

From taking care of personal health to seeking physical therapy or...



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