When asked to present on fall prevention, inevitably a member of the audience shares a story. Which I've come to refer to as the 'grandmother story'. And so that is where I start. Whether presenting to community decision-makers, clinicians, or older adults I have one or two people relate their 'grandmother story'.
You see falls are personal. We all know the statistics but what isn't getting through with current messaging is that falls are not a normal part of aging. And an older adult needs to pay personal attention to remaining risk free or risk reduced. So on April 9th, 2015 I'll be testing out an expanded version of this idea. I'm supported in this by my colleague Dr. Yakura and two very able public health nursing interns, Nate and Nicole.