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Events | Fall Prevention Center of Excellence http://stopfalls.org Welcome to StopFalls.org Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:54:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 Fall Prevention Awareness Week: September 22-28, 2013 http://stopfalls.org/fall-prevention-awareness-week/ http://stopfalls.org/fall-prevention-awareness-week/#respond Sun, 01 Sep 2013 10:44:31 +0000 http://stopfalls.org/?p=127 Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. To recognize this critical issue, at the state level, SCR 77 (D-Lowenthal) was passed in 2008 declaring the first week of Fall each year as Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

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Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. To recognize this critical issue, at the state level, SCR 77 (D-Lowenthal) was passed in 2008 declaring the first week of Fall each year as Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

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