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Lower Your Risk of Falling

If you are age 65 or older, there are things you can do to lower your risk of falling.
As people age, poor balance and flexibility can cause falls and broken bones.
Many falls can be prevented. By making small changes, you can lower your risk of falling.
Photo of an older woman lifting weights in an exercise class

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Start Today: Small Steps
  • Pick up books, papers, and shoes from the floor and stairs.
  • Wear shoes inside your home.
  • Take this quiz to check your understanding of falling and older adults.
  • Schedule a time to get your eyes checked.
  • Print out these simple exercises for seniors to improve your strength and balance.

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