Falls Prevention Awareness Week

Falls Prevention Awareness Week

One in four people over the age of 65 falls each year in the United States. Emergency rooms across the country treat an estimated 3 million fall-related injuries annually.

If you’re an older adult, remember that falls aren’t inevitable – they’re preventable.

During Falls Prevention Awareness Week from Sept. 18 to 24, Sanford Health is offering free events to help you stay on your feet. Our programs connect you with specially trained nurses during open house screening events. You’ll complete a one-on-one screening and receive personalized fall prevention recommendations.

Stand strong with a fall prevention program near you.


Explore our Event Times and Locations

Monday, Sept. 19

Webinar: Removing stumbling blocks to prevent falls

Monday, Sept. 19
Noon-1 p.m.

A simple stumble or slip can result in a serious injury. Adults ages 65 and older are at a higher risk for serious injury from a fall, which can happen at home or in a residential care facility. Join us for a free webinar that uses evidence-based programs to improve your balance and strength. We’ll help you prevent falls and improve your quality of life.

Sponsored by the South Dakota Fall Prevention Coalition.

Sanford Health employees: Register now.

General public: Register now.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Fall prevention screening & education

Tuesday, Sept. 20
10 a.m.-Noon

Falls Community Health
521 N. Main Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Stop by any time during our open house to receive a fall risk screening and personalized recommendations from an expert.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Fall prevention screening & education

Wednesday, Sept. 21
10 a.m.-Noon

Fire Station #3
2820 S. Minnesota Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57117

Stop by for coffee and treats with the firefighters and learn about your fall risk. You’ll receive a fall screening and personalized recommendations from an expert.




Demonstrations of fall prevention and senior fitness classes

Wednesday, Sept. 21
1-3 p.m.

Downtown Library
200 N. Dakota Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Discover what Bingocize®, Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) and A Matter of Balance are all about. Come experience a little bit of each program to learn what works best for you.

Thursday, Sept. 22

Fall prevention screening & education

Thursday, Sept. 22
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Active Generations
2300 W. 46th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Stop by for coffee and treats with the firefighters and learn about your fall risk. You’ll receive a fall screening and personalized recommendations from an expert.




Demonstrations of fall prevention and senior fitness classes

Thursday, Sept. 22
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Active Generations
2300 W. 46th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Discover what Bingocize®, Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) and A Matter of Balance are all about. Come experience a little bit of each program to learn what works best for you.

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A Matter of Balance
Manage your fall risk at this award-winning program. You’ll learn practical strategies to decrease your risk and stay on your feet.

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Stay Active & Independent for Life
Take this strength, balance and fitness class to improve your balance and mobility while reducing your risk of falling.

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Fall Prevention Screening
Complete a one-on-one screening to identify your personal risk of falling. We’ll provide personalized recommendations to keep you on your feet.

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