Keep Older Adults Safe from Injury

As May ushers in Older Americans MonthExternal, CDC joins the Administration for Community LivingExternal (ACL) to celebrate the many ways older adults make a positive difference in our communities and in our families.

We can all help keep the older adults in our lives safe from injury and independent longer. Did you know that every minute of every day someone 65 years or older falls in the United States? That means one out of four older Americans will fall each year, and falling once doubles an older adult’s chances of falling again. However, falls are not a normal part of aging and there are steps every older American can take to stay safe.

Get a Checkup Every Year

Improve Strength and Balance to Reduce Fall Risk

Check for Safety to Avoid Home Hazards