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Preventing Falls

health  exercise  falls  age  weight  walking  balance  Strength  stairs  Muscle 

Get ideas on preventing falls as you age. Weight-bearing exercises such as walking or climbing stairs add to muscle strength and improve balance.

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Don't Fall Behind on Falls | CDC Features

falls  CDC Features  Falls Prevention  Falls Prevention Awareness Day  older Americans 

Join us in observing Falls Prevention Awareness Day

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Preventing Falls Among Older Adults | CDC Features

seniors  falls  older adults  CDC Features  Falls Prevention  older adult safety  fall risks factors  check for safety  what you can do to prevent falls  stay independent  TUG test  medication and falls  falls checklist 

We all want to protect our older family members and help them stay safe, secure, and independent. Knowing how to reduce the risk of falling, a leading cause of injury, is a step toward this goal.

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CDC - Preventing Chronic Disease: Volume 9, 2012:11_0093

CDC  falls  falling  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD 

Falls among older adults are a serious public health issue, and fear of falling can limit mobility, which in turn increases fall risk. A Matter of Balance/Volunteer Lay Leader Model is an evidence-based program designed to address fear of falling.

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Evaluation of a community-based falls prevention program in South Florida, 2008-2009

CDC  falls  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD 

The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of the lay leader model of the programs in the first year of their implementation and to further report on participant outcome measures.

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Falls and Older Adults - If You Fall

seniors  falls  aging 

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