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A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance

Death from Falls Injury Data

Death from Falls Injury Data

Death from Falls Injury Data

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional (accidental) injury death among adults 65 years of age and older in the United States and in New Mexico. The majority of injuries from falls that lead to death were hip fracture and traumatic brain injury. A serious injury from a fall can limit mobility and independent living. Falls also can increase the risk of early death. Many people who fall develop a fear of falling, and may become more sedentary. Yet, most falls are preventable and not a normal part of aging.

Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Fall Prevention Awareness Day

This is a copy of the “Fall Prevention Awareness Day” proclamation for the state of New Mexico dated August 16, 2016.

Fracture Liaison Service

Fracture Liaison Service

Fracture Liaison Service

Fracture Liaison Service

Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center

Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center

Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center

Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center

New Mexico Adult Fall Prevention Coalition

New Mexico Adult Fall Prevention Coalition

New Mexico Adult Fall Prevention Coalition

This coalition attempts to implement the strategies of the Falls Free® Initiative and National Action Plan. The group has sponsored trainings and speakers on relevant falls prevention topics, and a falls screening booth at the New Mexico State Fair.

Otago

Otago

Otago

Otago

STopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries Toolkit

STopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries Toolkit

STopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries Toolkit

STopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries Toolkit

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance