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OLDER ADULTS

Keeping Your Independence

Preventing falls isn't just about making efforts to avoid or reduce the impact of injury in older adults. It is about being able to enjoy life’s simple pleasures such as playing with grandchildren and keeping up with friends. Most of all, it's about keeping our independence.

To learn more about fall prevention, you are encouraged to take advantage of all the information and resources that are available on this site at your own pace. Remember, whether it’s for yourself, a loved one or your community, we all have a role to play in helping to prevent falls.  

Am I at risk for a fall?

Preventing falls is important to staying independent. However, the first step to avoiding falls is to understand what causes them.

 

For more information, click on the link below to learn more about the different resources and services that are currently available to help you identify your personal risk of falling.

What can I do to help prevent a fall?

 

Most falls can be avoided by taking a few simple steps to reduce the risks. These include staying physically active, watching your steps, checking your medications and speaking up about your concerns.

 

If you want to learn more, please click on the following link.

What should I do if I fall?

We all fall from time to time. However, as we age both the risk of falls and the likelihood of injury increase. This is one of the reasons why it's important to know what to do if you fall or if you see someone else fall.

For more information on how to react properly to a fall, please click on the following link.

What can I do to help others in my community?

 

Whether it’s by helping to raise awareness in your community or by collaborating with friends to support your municipality in efforts towards being recognized as an age-friendly champion, every bit helps. 

For more information about some of the different ways you can help, please click on the following link.