Key Takeaways

  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults.

  • There are fun and effective programs that are proven to reduce your chance of falling.

  • Watch this short video about evidence-based programs and how they can decrease the chances of a fall, keeping older adults safe and independent.

Falling is not a normal part of aging. Education is the most important step to being ready to prevent a fall.

Evidence-based falls prevention programs will help older adults learn how to address their fear of falling and what they can do to improve or sustain their strength. This video from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) highlights four of these classes: Tai Chi, Stepping On, A Matter of Balance, and the Otago Exercise Program.