Falls Prevention

Keeping older adults safe and active

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Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence, but the good news is that they can be prevented. We’re working to implement proven falls prevention programs and strategies across the nation.

Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially.

How NCOA Helps

NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center supports the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs and serves as a national clearinghouse of tools and best practices.

Explore materials related to falls prevention in our Resources Library.

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Falls Prevention Programs

Explore evidence-based programs than have been proven to help older adults reduce their risk of falling.

Falls Free® Initiative

Join our Falls Free® Initiative, a national effort to address the growing public health issue of fall-related injuries and deaths.