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6 Steps to Prevent a Fall
You Have the Power to Prevent a Fall
Evidence-based falls prevention programs help older adults learn how to address their fear of falling and what they can do to improve or sustain their strength. This video highlights four of these programs: Tai Chi, Stepping On, A Matter of Balance, and the Otago Exercise Program.
View the 2016 Falls Free® Video Contest Winners
Congratulations to the 2016 video contest winners! Over 25 video entries in which partners across the country showcased their enthusiasm for falls prevention were submitted. This year’s winning videos include positive depictions of older adults engaged in a variety of falls prevention activities. Special thanks to the many contestants and judges.
Winner: Partners in Care Foundation; San Fernando, CA
Winner: Area Agency on Aging, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services; Rockville, MD
Third Place Tie
Winner: The Oasis Institute; St. Louis, MO
Third Place Tie
Winner: YMCA Healthy Living Center, YMCA Greater Des Moines; Clive, IO
View the 2015 Falls Free® Video Contest Winners
Congratulations to the 2015 Falls Free® video contest winners! Over 30 videos were entered in the contest, and competition was extremely tight. Many thanks to everyone who submitted entries, to our judges, and to GSK for supporting the contest.
Winner: Putnam Aging, Saint Albans, WV
Winner: New Hampshire Falls Risk Reduction Taskforce, Lebanon, NH
Winner: Chinese American Service League, Chicago, IL
Winner: John Corona, Fairlawn, NY
Winner: Eskaton (Dovos Media), Carmichael, CA