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10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls

Several older men and women walk outside on a sunny day. Text reads: 10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls

September was Falls Prevention Awareness Month in Ohio. To raise awareness of older adult falls and many ways older Ohioans can minimize their risks, the Ohio Department of Aging's STEADY U Ohio initiative challenged all Ohioans to help take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls.” 

4 Ways to Help Take 10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls

4 ways to help take 10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls: Walk a mile/share a pic. Attend a walking event. Join a walking group. Attend a falls prevention webinar.

Walk a mile and share a picture

Walk at least one mile during September and post a picture of you walking to social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram) with the hashtags #10MStepsOH and #PreventFalls. Be sure to set your post privacy to "public." Each post showing a walker and the hashtags will be counted as one mile toward the state goal.

Host or attend a walking event

10 Million Steps walking events provide an opportunity for people to gather and walk a mile or more to raise awareness of older adult falls.

See a list of registered walking events for 2021

Organize or join a walking group  

Gather one or more friends, family members, neighbors, or co-workers and walk together or individually. Group members will report their miles walked to the group leader, who will submit the group’s total toward the state’s goal. 

See a list of registered walking groups for 2021

View an on-demand falls prevention webinar

The Ohio Department of Aging and our STEADY U Ohio partners proudly present four FREE, on-demand falls prevention webinars. Learn from health experts and others about simple things you can do to reduce your risk of falling. You can view these webinars at your convenience. The presentations are brief and fit into any schedule.

Each webinar viewed in September 2021 counted as one mile walked toward the state's goal.

Click the links below to register for and view webinars on these topics: