How to Lower Your Fall Risk?

Did you know? Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians with 20-30% seniors experiencing one or more falls each year.

Furthermore, fifty percent of all falls causing hospitalization happen at home.

It is important to take precautions to prevent falls. Here are a few tips:

  • Keep stairs and walkways free of clutter, ice or snow
  • Use hand rails and grab bars to keep you steady on your feet
  • Know what you are taking: talk to your pharmacist or doctor as some medications may make you prone to dizziness and falling

For more tips:

For more information and statistics on seniors’ falls in Canada:

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We mobilize people and resources to support the vitality of the English-speaking community of the region, foster the well-being of all its members and promote its interests.
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