The Maine Falls Prevention Coalition — committed to empowering all older adults to age well, and avoid falls — plans to partner with the National Council on Aging to observe Falls Prevention Awareness Week, Sept. 20-24.

Falls remain a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older, threatening safety and independence and generating enormous economic and personal costs, according to a news release. But through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based falls prevention programs, and clinical-community partnerships, the number of falls among older adults can be substantially reduced.

People can visit and follow the coalition on Facebook to find shareable resources, and view the complete listings of in-person and online falls prevention events happening throughout September.

For more information, call 800-620-6036.

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