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Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know about Falls Prevention

June 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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"According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than one-third of older adults age 65 and older will fall at least once per year… you can reduce your likelihood of falling by following some important steps."

Studies have shown lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults are less likely to access mainstream health care service providers, have health insurance, and seek treatment or care, putting them at greater risk for poorer overall health and developing chronic, but manageable, conditions. Addressing four common areas of concern for LGBT older adults—Diabetes, Falls Prevention, Heart Disease, and HIV/AIDS—SAGE created the health series, "Take Charge of Your Health," to spread knowledge and best practices to aging successfully.

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