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Falls Prevention

March 30, 2020

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LEARN ABOUT TIPS FOR HEALTHY AGING

Attend our next Engaging Active Seniors workshop on MONDAY MARCH 30 1:30-3:30pm @ 245 Dixon Road

You do not need a referral from your physician to attend this workshop.  Please call 416-740 -2810 or 647-342-8266 to register of if you have any questions.

Did you know 1/3 older adults has a fall each year?

  • 90% of broken hips are as a result of falls
  • Falls are the major cause of fatal injuries by age 75
  • 50% of older adults who fell once will fall  again within 6 months
  • 40% of admissions to nursing homes are  related to falls.
  •  At least 1 older adult in Ontario is admitted to a hospital every 30 minutes due to a fall (Toronto Public Health, 2005)
  • Nearly half of all falls occur at home