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According to Statistics Canada, New Brunswick is the province with the largest proportion of people aged 65 and older. Unfortunately, injury – and falls in particular – is one of the leading causes of hospitalization and death for seniors. By understanding the risks associated with everyday living we can help prevent injury or minimize the risk of being injured. We encourage you to learn more about ways to stay safe so that you can remain independent and continue to actively engage in family and community life as long as possible. The good news is that over 90% of injuries are predictable and preventable.
Did you know?
- Some of the leading injury-related concerns for seniors include falls, motor vehicle collisions and unintentional poisonings.
- Falls is the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations for seniors
- In New Brunswick, approximately 1 in 3 community-dwelling seniors will fall at least once each year.
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