The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that people aged 65+ have a greater than 1 in 4 chance of falling. And if someone falls once, their chance of falling again doubles to more than 1 in 2.
The CDC Fall Risk quiz below can give you an idea of your risk for falling. Take the quiz and be sure to share your results with your doctor or healthcare provider. This survey is for your information only and is completely anonymous. No names will be collected or associated with your results.
Falls can be prevented. These are some simple things you can do to help keep yourself from falling.
Talk to Your Doctor
Do Strength and Balance Exercises
Have Your Eyes and Ears Checked (as recommended by your primary care physician)
Make Your Home Safer
The Center for Disease Control website has lots of useful information about falls and fall prevention.
The Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition posts fall- and fall prevention-related information on Facebook and Twitter.
Greater Lynn Senior Services offers programs to educate people about fall prevention...
Move Safe Program
The Move Safe program at the Kiosk for Living Well is a fun way that consumers can stay engaged in their communities by using the kiosk's fitness classes, the MBTA Trip Planner, and by working with a Fall Prevention Specialist to improve their balance and strength as they age.
For more information about the Kiosk for Living Well and the Move Safe program call 781-586-8538 or 781-586-8523.
You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
A Matter of Balance
If you are worried about falling, you might limit your activity as a result. This can have a negative effect on your health and well-being. This workshop helps participants set reasonable goals for increasing activity; improve strength and balance; and learn about how to make changes to their living environment to reduce risk factors for falls.
To find out more about A Matter of Balance classes, call 781-586-8530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org