How many persons on your church's prayer list got there because they fell? Too often, a simple fall can lead to a downward spiral of health or to a way of life that is circumscribed, including limited participation in church life. Falls can be prevented. We can all learn how to get up or get help if we do fall.

For more information, here are some helpful web sites:

CDC: Fall Risks for Older Adults  http://www.cdc.gov/features/fallrisks/

National Council on Aging  http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/falls-prevention/

The American Physical Therapy Association  http://www.apta.org/BalanceFalls/