Fall Prevention

Fall  brings cooler weather, changing leaves and great opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature and revive your tired, old exercise routine. Be a bit adventurous and try a new outdoor activity like cycling or kayaking, or embark on a family hike.

As we age, it is also a good time to think about personal safety. Use these safety tips to prevent falls.                           


  • Mild weight bearing exercises (walking, water aerobics etc.) may help slow bone loss from osteoporosis and decrease risk for fracture
  • Will help strength, flexibility, and balance

Shoes and Clothing

  • Wear properly- fitting, sturdy shoes with non-skid soles
  • Avoid loose, baggy clothes that could catch


  • Review all medication with your doctor or pharmacist
  • Inform your doctor if any medication makes you feel dizzy 
  • Take the right dose at the right time


  • Have an eye exam at least once a year
  • Wear your glasses or contacts at appropriate times

Devices for Assistance

  • Use handrails, walkers, and canes
  • Install grab bars and non-skid surfaces in showers and tubs

Clear a Path

  • Remove any loose rugs, extra boxes, or cords
  • Store necessities like clothing, food, and dishes within reach