The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By JON EBELT
Montana DPHHS 

DPHHS Urges Montanans to be Fall Aware

 

September 21, 2022



Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials report that nearly one in three Montanans aged 65 and older have reported falling at least once in the last 12 months.

“Falling is not a normal part of aging, but knowing a person’s risk factors can reduce the chance of an unintentional fall.” DPHHS Falls Prevention Program Manager Melissa Dale said. “As a person ages, they are at an increased risk for falling and sustaining an injury.”

National Falls Prevention Week is September 18-24.

Dale notes that almost half (48%) of the falls among Montanans aged 55 and over a...



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