Time: 7:45 AM
Location: FFA Enrichment Center - (DMACC Ankeny Campus), 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, IA 50023
Did you know?
• Falls can be devastating.
• Fall-related care is expensive.
• Falls can be deadly.
• Falls are preventable.
Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of older adults. Nearly 1 out of 3 older adults fall each year,
but half of those who fall never report or discuss their falls. Between 2010-2014, lifetime costs associated with fall
injuries among Iowans ages 65 and older were over $3.5 billion– but falls are not an inevitable consequence of aging
Join the Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition for its fifth annual symposium –Up for the Challenge; Down with Falls– and
help us work toward developing a system that screens older Iowans for fall risks and makes referrals to appropriate
evidence-based falls prevention programs that have been proven to significantly reduce the risk of falls and fallrelated
The Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition’s mission is to foster collaboration among state, community and health care
system partners to reduce falls by building awareness and providing education about falls prevention.
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