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No Falls! No Fear! Falls Prevention Project

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This program was a 2-year (1996-1997) health promotion project in Queensland, Australia, targeting healthy seniors living in their communities. The project goal was clearly stated: To reduce the number of falls, and resulting injuries, experienced by older community members, by 10% after two years. This goal was far surpassed. Results showed a significant reduction in the risk of slips and trips in groups 2, 3 and 4 compared to the control…