Eastern Ontatio Health Unit / Bureau de santé de l'Ontario

Healthy Aging


Prevent Falls and Live Life to the Fullest!


Falls are one of the main causes of hospital admissions in all age groups, but they especially affect older adults, having repercussions on their mobility, overall health and ultimately affecting their independence and quality of life.

The good news is that most falls are avoidable through simple precautionary measures and lifestyle changes.

Featured Articles

Are You at Risk of Falling? Use This Checklist to Find Out

Are You at Risk of Falling? Use This Checklist to Find OutThe Staying Independent – Check Your Risk for Falling checklist can help you determine whether you or an older adult you know is at risk of falling. Read more

Eating Well

Eating WellThroughout your life, eating a balanced diet plays an important role in keeping you feeling great and preventing chronic diseases. Read more

Safety Outdoors

Safety OutdoorsGoing outdoors and getting some air can do wonders for your overall sense of wellbeing. The tips in the article below will help keep you safe when you go outdoors, no matter the season. Read more

Medication and Alcohol

Medication and AlcoholSome medications can cause drowsiness, loss of balance, dizziness or confusion... which could ultimately lead to a fall. Read more

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If You Fall

If You FallHave you ever asked yourself what you would do if you fell? The following article provides you with guidelines about the steps to take after a fall. Read more

Safety at Home

Safety at HomeYour home is likely one of the places where you spend the most time. The following article provides you with tips on how to prevent falls in each area of your home. Read more

Staying Physically Active

Staying Physically ActiveGetting exercise regularly is one of the best things you can do for yourself, and it helps prevent falls! Read more

Which Exercise Program Is Best for Me?

Which Exercise Program Is Best for Me?If you’re an older adult living in Cornwall or the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry or Prescott-Russell, we have exercise programs that can help you prevent falls by building your strength and balance.Read more

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