The only things that should fall are leaves, snow and rain….people should not fall into that category. But yet, every year over 680,000 people over the age of 60 die because of a fall; one out of 3 persons over the age of 60 and 1 out of every 2 persons over the age of 80 will have a fall; 95% of all hip fractures occur due to falls; every 3 seconds a bone is broken somewhere in the world because of a fall; and over 37 million persons seek medical attention because of a fall worldwide. But just because we are aging, it doesn’t mean that we too must become a statistic!

By Dr. Stacy de Gale