Falls Prevention Awareness Day – September 21

September 11, 2012    |   By: Calevir

The statistics related to falls are staggering and the concern isn’t going away.   The CDC states “every year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls” and nearly 20,000 older adults died in 2008 from fall injuries – and that number continues to rise.   Let’s stand together to prevent falls.

The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has compiled multiple resources to help you promote Show Me Falls Free Missouri:


For more information about falls and how to prevent them, contact the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services:

Phone: 573-751-6400     |     Email: info@health.mo.gov     |     Ask a Question – Email the Department


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