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10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls

Fairview Assisted Living will host the 10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls Walk on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Fairview Assisted Living - New Lexington, OH

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When

Sep 21, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Where

Fairview Assisted Living - 5550 State Route 37 East, New Lexington, OH 43764

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Contact Phone

(740) 342-1213

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Fairview Assisted Living will host the 10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls Walk on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Fairview Assisted Living - New Lexington, OH

 

To help raise awareness of the epidemic of falls among older adults and the many things we can do to prevent falls, the STEADY U Ohio initiative and our partners are sponsoring "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls."

Organizations, businesses and other groups can help Ohio take "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls" by hosting a local falls prevention awareness walk on or around National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

Our goal is to have at least 4,000 Ohioans walk a minimum of one mile in the name of falls prevention (4,000 participants x 2,500 average steps per mile = 10 million steps). To achieve this goal, we are seeking community organizations interested in promoting falls prevention to host fitness walks in their communities and raise awareness of state and local programs and resources to help older residents reduce their risk.

Again, the Perry County 10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls Walk will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Assisted Living.

 

Did you know...?

  • Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization and death among Ohioans aged 65 and older
  • An older Ohioan falls every minute on average, resulting in an injury every five minutes, an emergency department visit every six minutes, two hospitalization each hour and three deaths each day.
  • Approximately 16 percent of Ohio citizens are age 65 or older, yet this group accounts for more than 85 percent of fatal falls.
  • The total estimated cost of falls (medical costs, work loss) is $1.9 billion annually in Ohio, or $5.2 million each day.
  • About three out of five falls among older Ohioans occur in the home; one in four falls occur in a nursing home or other residential facility.
  • Falls are not a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented!

 

About STEADY U Ohio

STEADY U Ohio is a statewide collaborative falls prevention initiative, supported by Ohio government and state business partners to ensure that every county, every community and every Ohioan knows how they can prevent falls, one step at a time. This website is the source in Ohio for falls prevention information, tools and other resources.

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