Falls can cause serious injury, but most can be prevented and everyone can help. Older adults can reduce the risk of falls (PDF) by taking simple actions to improve home safety (PDF). Health and social service providers can assess clients for risk of falls (PDF) and support prevention efforts.
Learn more about how to reduce your risk of falling. Then, take action! For an overview, read:
How to Prevent Falls: A Guide for Older Adults (PDF)
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To get copies of the Health Bulletin on Preventing Falls, or any of our other publications call 311.
As part of the Age-Friendly New York City initiative, the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have brought together key organizations to bring attention and solutions to the issue of falls among older adults. Learn more about the NYC Falls Prevention Coalition.