Better Balance in Broome with Fall Prevention Programs

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

(BINGHAMTON, NY) – During National Public Health Week the Broome County Health Department is putting the emphasis on Fall Prevention Programs. Each year, one in three Americans aged 65 will fall. According to the National Administration on Aging (AOA) falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those 65 and over. Baby boomers are now joining the ranks of 65+, and if the rates continue as they are, injuries and deaths will escalate.

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