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Fall Prevention: Why Senior Safety Matters

Elais demonstrates falling techniques
Learn Safer Falling Techniques

More than 14 million older adults in the United States fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unfortunately, accidental falls are the primary cause of injury and injury deaths for older adults. 

AND falls in New Mexico exceed the national average by 25%. One in three adults over the age of 65 will fall in our state this year.

Tuesday, May 14th, 9:30 am MT ZOOM

Sponsored by AARP New Mexico


This FREE workshop will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to stay safe and independent at home as you age.

What you'll learn:

·       Understanding Fall Risks: We'll explore common causes of falls in seniors and how to identify your personal risk factors.

·       Creating a Safer Home Environment: Learn practical tips on modifying your home to minimize fall hazards.

·       Balance and Strength Training: Discover simple exercises to improve your balance, flexibility, and leg strength – all key components for fall prevention.

·       Safe Footwear and Clothing: We'll discuss proper footwear choices and clothing styles that promote safe mobility.

·       Medication, Vision, and Hearing: Explore how these factors can contribute to falls and strategies to mitigate those risks.

Healthy Habits for Fall Prevention: Learn how diet, exercise,  hydration, and good sleep can improve overall well-being and reduce fall risk.


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