https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/A Healthy Path to Improving Strength and Balance.
Every 13 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall – and falls are the leading cause of hip fractures.
To keep people on their feet, American Bone Health has organized the largest community awareness campaign to support the National Council on Aging’s Fall Prevention Week. We will assess balance and provide a series of simple exercises to improve balance, strength and flexibility.
During September, American Bone Health will host Stepping Out Strong™ in communities around the country in conjunction with the National Council on Aging’s Fall Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD).
Stepping Out Strong is a 1-hour presentation that supports the ready, steady, and balanced lifestyles theme by educating older adults about how to reduce their risk of falling with a series of simple exercises to improve balance, strength and flexibility.
By the end of the program, participants will: