Older Adults Have the Power to Prevent a Fall

Brookdale Parkplace and Live 2 B Healthy® celebrate National Falls Prevention Awareness Day by supporting a ready, steady, and balanced lifestyle

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Denver, CO – Brookdale Parkplace and Live 2 B Healthy® along with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and its Falls Free® Coalition, is celebrating the 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day by helping support ready, steady, and balanced lifestyles.

“Older adults want to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes, but many worry about their risk of falling,” said Claire Allen of Live 2 B Healthy®. “In fact, one in three Americans over the age of 65 falls every year. However, falling is not a normal part of aging. Every older adult has the power to prevent a fall.”

Seniors, along with their family members and friends, are invited to Brookdale Parkplace for this FREE event being held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 22, 2016:
Brookdale Parkplace Auditorium
111 Emerson Street
Denver, CO 80218

Brookdale Parkplace and Live 2 B Healthy® will host a special balance-related fitness event , educating older adults about this year’s theme: Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016. The theme highlights three goals that all older adults have the power to achieve:

1. Be ready: Education is the most important step to being ready to prevent a fall. Online and at thousands of community organizations, there are resources to help older adults understand their risk of falling. They also can enroll in evidence-based falls prevention programs to learn how to address their fear of falling and what they can do to sustain their strength.

2. Be steady: Older adults can be steady if they take simple steps to prevent falls. These include talking with a doctor about medications, getting hearing and vision checkups, and assessing living spaces for hazards. NCOA offers an award-winning video that provides 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall.

3. Be balanced: “Falls prevention is a team effort that takes a balance of education, preparation, and community support,” said Kathleen Cameron, Senior Director of NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center. “Falls Prevention Awareness Day is an opportunity to take a look at the world around us, be aware of falls hazards, and think about how we can make changes that will help our parents, grandparents, aging neighbors, and even ourselves safe from falls.”

For more information about this event, please contact Claire Allen, Live 2 B Healthy® at 720.485.4124 or callen@live2bhealthy.com. Or Pam Waters, Brookdale Parkplace 303.744-0400. To find more falls prevention resources, go to ncoa.org/FallsPrevention.

About the National Council on Aging:

About NCOA
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Our mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.

About the Falls Free® Initiative
Led by the National Council on Aging, the Falls Free® Initiative includes 43 states and 70 national organizations, professional associations, and federal agencies working collaboratively to bring education, awareness, and evidence-based solutions to local communities. Falls Free® seeks to provide hundreds of thousands of older Americans with the resources and education needed to reduce their risk of injury. For more information, please visit: www.ncoa.org/FallsFreeInitiative. Use #FPAD16 to join the conversation on social media.