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Falling is not a normal part of aging – Fall Prevention Week Sept. 21-25, 2020

September 21-25, 2020 is National Fall Prevention Week. Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. Join the Seattle Fire Department in getting this important fall prevention information out to our communities.

Did you know?

  • Each year, 28% of Washington residents over age 65 experience a fall
  • In Washington State, fall-related injuries account for more than half of all injury-related deaths of adults aged 65+ and 70% of all injury-related deaths for adults aged 85+

Two thirds of seniors who experience a fall will fall again within six months.

1 in 3 people aged 65 years and older fall at least once every year. 1 in 40 of those will be hospitalized and only half of those hospitalized will survive the year.

60% of fatal falls occur in the home.

More information:

Seattle/King County Public Health Fall Prevention Resources

Washington State Department of Health – Older Adult Falls

National Council on Aging – Fall Prevention Week

Information in Spanish:

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