Falls Prevention Seminars

Modified: October 2, 2018 2:50pm

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    October 10, 2018 10:21am
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    Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

    October 4, 2018 12:51pm

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.

Good News

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.

 

Check out our upcoming Matter of Balance classes

Call 858-8081 for more info.

 

 
 

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm