Whatcom View: Older adults can reduce risk of falls and fall-related injuries

I was recently in Boston visiting with a very close friend when I fell while walking to dinner. One moment, we were talking and laughing, and the next, I was splayed out over the sidewalk after tripping over a tree root. I was lucky that I sustained no serious injuries other than a bruised knee and ego. The cause? Not paying attention, an uneven sidewalk, not-the-safest-but-really-cute shoes and bifocals. Like most falls, it was multifactorial.

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