NSGA Falls Prevention Day - September 23

3 September 2019

NSGA Falls Prevention Day - September 23

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is held annually on the first day of fall – this year it’s Monday, September 23. Falls are a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older, but they are not an inevitable part of aging.

Click here for a PDF version of the flyer.

We want to remind you that keeping an active lifestyle is your best defense against catastrophic falls, and there is research to prove it!

  • According to the Senior Athlete Research Exam (SAFE), conducted in conjunction with National Senior Games since 2011, only 10% of Senior Games participants report falling within a year. This is one-third the rate of their age peers!
  • Active seniors are less likely to have a serious injury after having a fall. Maintaining an active lifestyle by participating in physical activity, such as Senior Games sports, can lower your risk of falling.
  • Fall-related injuries send a senior to the hospital every 11 seconds.

Please read and share these simple steps to help everyone understand how they can contribute to preventing falls!

CLICK HERE FOR 6 STEPS TO PREVENT A FALL

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The NSGA, in collaboration with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), has provided us with information and tips to help prevent falls.

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