Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

The stats on who falls over are alarming.

“About a third of people over 65 years of age that live alone will experience a fall this year. For those over 85, it will be half.” (Vancouver Coastal Health website)

Note the reference to home as danger. There’s no mention in the blurb on preventing falls on the lacing of our streets with debris or tripping over kerbs.

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There are approximately 4,000 hip fractures in British Columbia each year.

  • For seniors, falls are the most frequent cause of injury-related hospitalization (from hip health centre website)

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