April Falls Month: Better Balance for Fall Prevention

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April Falls Month® is an annual campaign by NSW Fall Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network to raise awareness about the impact of falls and to promote the latest best practice fall prevention strategies.

The overall campaign goal is to get active and improve balance for fall prevention.

Falls occur in 30% of adults aged over 65 years annually and are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in Australia. Yet research shows that exercise of any type reduces the risk of falling by 23%.

Health care professionals are key to helping reduce and prevent falls.

For further information on April Falls Month, including finding a local exercise provider and resources for health professionals, please visit the website.