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Stay Grounded This Fall: Tips for Maintaining Balance and Stability

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October 18, 2023

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, with most falls occurring in the home? While this all sounds like bad news, there is some good…in that falls can be prevented. Most falls tend to occur due to a combination ... READ MORE

Category: , Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: #extensionforall, Fall Prevention, Fall Safety, Family, Family And Consumer Sciences, Maintaining Balance, Ocextension, Older Adults, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County
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Physical Activity and Fall Prevention

June 12, 2023

Life can be full of wonderful experiences. Falling is not among them. There is nothing pleasant about losing a sense of control, panicking while searching for a way to stabilize oneself, then feeling all kinds of pain after landing on the ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Fall Prevention, Linda B. Bobroff, Physical Activity, Sergio Romero, Wendy W. Lynch

Six Common Falling Hazards in the Home

April 26, 2019

As we get older, our risk of falling increases. In fact, falling once doubles the chances of falling again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of five falls causes serious injury such as broken bones or ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Fall Prevention, Falling, Falling Hazards, Falls, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Personal Safety, Tripping, Tripping Hazards, Wakulla, Wakulla Extension, Wellness

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