Seniors’ Fall Prevention

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and loss of independence among seniors? In addition, they often result in disability, chronic pain, reduced quality of life, and premature death.

This year marks the tenth annual Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week, to be held November 7-13, 2016. The intent of the week is supporting leadership across the province in preventing seniors' falls.

Please visit the Healthy Families BC website for social media connections promoting fall prevention awareness and Vitamin D: Healthy Families BC blog series

Are you or your family members at risk of falls? 
Take the online interactive survey to find out.

The good news is that falls are preventable.

Key messages for fall prevention:

Get Involved!
During Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week, you can help by encouraging seniors and health professionals to learn more about fall prevention.

Visit: Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week website

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