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Were you aware that falls are the #1 cause of injury among those aged 65 and older? One out of every 3 seniors will experience a fall on an annual basis—the primary reason why seniors experience a loss of independence as they age. Currently, related healthcare costs occupy 42% of the provincial healthcare budget.

The good news is that you can prevent falls by identifying your individual risks factors for falling. These risk factors often fit into the following categories: biological/intrinsic, behavioral, social/ economic, and environmental.

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