Fall Prevention Awareness Day Is Sept. 22

National Fall Prevention Awareness day is celebrated each year on the first day of fall. The day was established to spread awareness about the increased risk of falls among older adults as they age. According to the CDC, an older person is treated in an emergency room for a fall every 15 seconds. This year, the community of Chattanooga-Hamilton County will offer a free 8-week program for seniors to help improve their balance and prevent falls. The program features tips and activities for seniors to gain confidence and reduce their risk of dangerous falls.

The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga, TN

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