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Friday, September 22, is the tenth anniversary of Falls Prevention Awareness Day.  Celebrate by learning the six steps for preventing falls:

1.Find a good balance and exercise program.

2.Ask your health care provider to assess your risk of falls.

3.Review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist on a regular basis to make sure you understand side effects that could cause falls.

4.Get your hearing and eyesight checked annually and update your eyeglasses.

5.Keep your home safe.

6.Talk to your friends and relatives about the risk of falls.

Every 11 seconds a senior is seen in an emergency room for a fall related injury.  Make sure it’s not you.