These tips from National Council on Aging can help prevent falls in the elderly

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury, according to a recent report from the National Council on Aging. Many more seniors report a fear of falling that sometimes limits their activities — contributing to social isolation, depression, and a decreased quality of life.


Many falls are preventable. Check out these six tips from the National Council on Aging to help prevent falls:

Find a good balance and exercise program.

1. There are several evidenced-based programs in our community that can help build balance, strength, and flexibility. These programs — such as Tai Chi and Matter of Balance — can help you guard against falls. Contact our local Area Agency on Aging at (336) 904-0300 to learn more about classes in the area.



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