LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in adults over the age of 65. Clutter and other tripping hazards, poor balance, and distractions can all cause a person to stumble and fall. Some people become so afraid of falling (or after an actual fall) that they stop doing activities they used to enjoy. An occupational therapy practitioner uses your daily activities as the basis of therapy to help ensure that you can safely do the things you want and need to do. The following tips were shared by occupational therapy practitioners to help older adults reduce their risk of falls. The University of Central Arkansas is hosting a series of "Fall Prevention Workshops". The first workshop is Thursday, September 26th at 10:00 am. It will take place at the Emeritus Trillium Park. The workshop is free to the public.
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