September 13, 2017
Falls Prevention Week is Sept. 18-22 — Important help for older adults
Special events taking place around
Boulder County, Colo. - Here in the U.S., falls can be a
common problem for senior adults.
- Every 11 seconds an older adult is
treated in the emergency room for a fall
- Every 19 minutes an senior adult dies
from a fall
- Many older adults limit physical and
social activities due to fear of falling which can lead to an increased risk for
However, falls are not a normal
part of aging. The good news is that many falls are preventable. Learn how you can reduce your risk of falling
during Boulder County’s Fall Prevention Week, Sept. 18 – 22.
What: Falls Prevention Week
When: 40+ events throughout the week, Sept. 18-22
Where: Locations around the county. See the schedule of
This annual event, coordinated by the
Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, is held in conjunction with the National
Falls Awareness Campaign. It is the result of a partnership with multiple
organizations in the area that serve older adults. This year more than 40
activities are being offered without charge at 16 different locations
throughout the county.
There are many different events to choose from. New
this year is T’ai Chi in the Park which
will be offered at three different locations. To learn more about this and all
of the other activities check out the website at: bouldercountyfallsprevention.org. You can also call 303-441-3599, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.