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Debunking Myths Of Older Adults & Falls
efit from remaining active. Social activities are also good
for your overall health.
Myth 4: As long as I stay at home, I can avoid falls.
Reality: Over half of all falls take place at home. Inspect your home for fall risks. Remove or repair serious
hazards such as clutter, throw rugs, and poor lighting.
Make simple home modifications, such as adding grab
bars in the bathroom, a second handrail on stairs, and
non-slip paint on outdoor steps.
Myth 5: Muscle strength and flexibility can't be regained.
Reality: While we do lose muscle as we age, exercise
can partially restore strength and flexibility. It's never too
late to start an exercise program. Even if you've been a
"couch potato" your whole life, becoming active now will
benefit you -including protection from falls.
For additional information visit: Down with Falls Coalition of Orange County - www.downwithfalls.org or
nihseniorhealth.gov
Reprinted from NCOA.org and nihseniorhealth.gov

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Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Many people think falls are a
normal part of aging; they're not. Most falls can be prevented-and you have the power to reduce your risk.
To promote greater awareness and understanding
here are 5 myths and the reality about older adult falls:
Myth 1: Falling happens to other people, not to me.
Reality: Many people think, "It won't happen to me."
But the truth is that 1 in 3 older adults-about 12 million-fall every year in the U.S.
Myth 2: Falling is something normal that happens
as you get older.
Reality: Falling is not a normal part of aging. Strength
and balance exercises, managing your medications, having your vision checked and making your living environment safer are all steps you can take to prevent a fall.
Myth 3: If I limit my activity, I won't fall.
Reality: Some people believe that the best way to prevent falls is to stay at home and limit activity. Not true.
Performing physical activities will actually help you stay
independent, as your strength and range of motion ben-


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