MLHS logo

The 6th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day  will be observed on Sept. 22, to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults.

The occupational therapy department at Mille Lacs Health System has safety ideas for senior citizens who want to continue living in their own homes. Gwen Marshall, OTR/L, said that falls are the most significant kind of accident that can change the life of a senior who is trying to live independently. “And there are many things you can do to prevent a fall from happening,” she said.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.