Anti-Fall Day 2018: Series of events for fall prevention
A series of events for fall prevention, the "Anti-Sturz-Tag", starts on April 20 during the senior citizens' fair "Die 66" in Munich. The action group "Less falls at home!" has designed this roadshow to show people at risk of falling how falls in the household can be prevented in a simple, quick and uncomplicated way. Older people are particularly at risk: On average, one third of the over-65s and half of the over-80s fall once a year - often with painful and life-changing consequences, if the path to needing care begins. Simple structural changes, sensible aids and a sharpened attention to stumbling blocks in the house can help to reduce the danger of falling and to maintain a self-determined life.