Jacobi experts offer tips to prevent falls

The injury prevention team at Jacobi Medical Center spent Monday trying to help senior citizens learn how to avoid falling.

The injury prevention team at Jacobi Medical Center spent Monday trying to help senior citizens learn how to avoid falling. (3/20/17)

THE BRONX - The injury prevention team at Jacobi Medical Center spent Monday trying to help senior citizens learn how to avoid falling.

Falls are the leading cause of injury for adults 65 and older, according to the CDC.

One way to reduce the risk is to wear flat shoes with thin, rubber soles, according to the team.

Another is to remain active as a senior citizen. Health experts say that muscles weaken in inactive people, increasing their risk for falling.

The team also recommends asking doctors whether medications they prescribe could have an effect on balance or stability.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The 100-day mark in Donald Trump's presidency is 1 Hudson Valley grades Trump's first 100 days
Larchmont is reportedly blocking the development of a 2 Larchmont reportedly blocks drive-thru Dunkin' Donuts
Two armed men held up a Verizon retailer 3 Armed robbers hold up Verizon retailer store in Thornwood
Flames broke out at the one-story home at 4 Fire destroys Gordon Avenue home in Briarcliff Manor
5 Westchester/Hudson Valley Sportscast, April 25

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE