Facts about Falls
• Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.
• Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.
Falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, falls prevention programs, and clinical-community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced.
Upcoming Falls Prevention Seminars:
Representatives from State University at Buffalo (SUNY), ECMC and Sisters Hospitals join the Erie County Falls Coalition to prevent falls among area seniors.
Robert G. Wahler Jr.: Department of Pharmacy Practice Clinical Assistant Professor
David May: Physical Therapist at Sisters Hospital:
Beth Moses: R.N., B.S.N. Trauma Injury Prevention ECMC.
Suzanne Desfosses-Gilliam: Owner and President of Touching Hearts At Home
Lisa Rood: Certified Tai Chi Instructor.
Richard Derwald: Coordinator of the Erie County Senior Fitness Program.