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Boulder County offers important help for older adults

 

September 16, 2016

Photo courtesy of Boulder County Community Services Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is helping older adults learn how they can reduce their risk of falling, during Falls Prevention Week, September 19-23.

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is helping coordinate more than 40 events around the county as part of Falls Prevention Week, September 19 – 23.

A fall can have devastating consequences for an older adult and is a common concern for the families, friends and caregivers of the aging.

Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall. Many older adults limit physical and social activities due to fear of falling, which in turn can lead to an increased risk of falling.

The AAA, in conjunction with the...



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