Healthy Living

Algoma Public Health

Falls Across the Lifespan

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Did you Know?


  • Falling is not a normal part of aging
  • Most falls are due to health or lifestyle factors
  • Falls can cause injury and reduce mobility and independence
  • Most falls are predictable and preventable 

Nine Steps to Prevent a fall:


  1. Be active
  2. Manage your medicines
  3. Manage your health
  4. Improve your balance
  5. Walk tall
  6. Foot care and safe footwear
  7. Regularly check your eyesight and hearing
  8. Eat well for life
  9. Identify, remove and report hazards 




Date of Creation:  June 1, 2015
Revised: June 12, 2019