Sep 12, 2017
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three Americans over the age of 65 falls every year, resulting in moderate to severe injuries that make it hard for them to get around or live independently. To increase awareness about how to avoid fall-related injuries, the National Council on Aging recognizes September 22nd – the official start of fall – as Falls Prevention Awareness Day. K-State Research and Extension adult development and aging specialist Erin Yelland offers six tips that can dramatically reduce fall-related injuries.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.