SDSU Extension Offers Community Workshops to Prevent Falls in Seniors | Community
BROOKINGS – SDSU Extension staff have been engaged in fall prevention efforts since 2018 when they were originally trained to offer the Fit & Strong! fall prevention program. Since then, SDSU Extension staff have received an additional grant to expand the availability of “Fit & Strong!”, including virtual options, and other programs that can help seniors manage the risk of falls related to chronic illnesses such as diabetes or depression.
Falls are among the leading causes of trauma-related injuries and deaths. Half of ER visits for injuries are related to a fall. During National Falls Prevention Awareness Week, September 19-23, we raise awareness about falls among seniors, as well as statewide efforts to address fall risk factors. .