Falls Can Be Prevented
Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans aged 65+ falls every year?
Falls are the leading cause of injuries and emergency room visits for older Americans.
Falls are costly - in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. The National Council on Aging outlines six important steps to prevent a fall in this video:
Go4Life offers tips and exercises to prevent falls.
Staying on your feet to stay on your game
Marilyn Davidman knows from experience that one bad fall can put you down for the count. After a friendly greeting from two boisterous dogs landed her a fractured wrist, she turned to Oasis for help.
“I have a lot of good reasons to stay on my feet,” says Marilyn. An active tutor who takes a good number of classes and volunteers in the Albuquerque Oasis office, she is simply too busy to let getting tripped up trip her up. A Better Balance class gave her more stamina, a better understanding of muscle movement and good strategies to prevent future falls.
Read more about how Oasis is leading the way to help older adults avoid costly injuries that threaten their independence.