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“10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” exceeds statewide goal to raise awareness of older adult falls Bookmark

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Throughout September, the Ohio Department of Aging partnered with individuals, groups, and organizations around the state to raise awareness of the epidemic of older adult falls and the many things older adults can do to reduce their risk. The fifth-annual “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” campaign boasted...

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 23, 2019 Bookmark

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, is the first day of Autumn. It's also National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. One in three older Ohioans will fall this year, but most falls can be prevented. Ursel McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, offers tips to prevent falls for yourself or a loved one.

Take a walk on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day to help stop older adult falls Bookmark

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. The Ohio Department of Aging is marking the day with its fifth-annual “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls.” The campaign, sponsored by the department’s STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative, recruits community partners to organize and host walking groups and events. Participants will contribute toward a statewide goal of having at least 4,000 people walk a mile each in the name of falls prevention.

Ohioans invited to walk a mile to help state take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” Bookmark

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For the fifth consecutive year, the Ohio Department of Aging, through its STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative, invites all Ohioans to help take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls.” To date, community partners have organized more than four dozen local walking events and groups on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Monday, Sept. 23, and throughout September.

Ohio Department of Aging aims to once again take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” Bookmark

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The Ohio Department of Aging will hold its fifth-annual “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” campaign on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. The agency is seeking individuals, groups, and organizations to host community walking groups and events on that day and throughout September to raise awareness of older adult falls and the many things older Ohioans can do to prevent them.

More than 16,000 Ohioans walked 31,000 miles to raise awareness of older adult falls Bookmark

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State falls prevention initiative garners unprecedented support from Ohio’s communities

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