Daily Court Reporter - News 59 organizations, 3,500+ Ohioans help exceed "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls"
59 organizations, 3,500+ Ohioans help exceed "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls"
To mark last month’s National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and to raise awareness of the epidemic of falls among older Ohioans, the STEADY U Ohio initiative asked community organizations and individuals around the state to help take "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls" throughout September. Communities responded, with 59 different organizations sponsoring 55 community events. Statewide, more than 3,500 Ohioans walked approximately 6,800 miles. At an average of 2,500 steps per mile, that's 17 million steps taken in the name of falls prevention.
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Date Published: October 27, 2016