September 23, 2014, is designated as National Fall Prevention Day, but adult day centers promote exercises that build strength, balance and flexibility daily to help reduce risks of falling. Falls can be particularly dangerous for older adults, but don’t let a fear of falling prevent you from being active! The National Council on Aging (NCOA) Falls Free® Initiative is sponsoring Falls Prevention Day on September 23rd. This year’s theme is Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow.
Check out free Go4Life resources related to falls prevention:
- Tip sheets on Preventing Falls (PDF, 396.8 KB)and Exercise to Improve Your Balance (PDF, 112.9 KB)
- Information about balance and why it is important in falls prevention
- Balance exercises to try