Falls Prevention

Most falls are predictable and preventable! Each year, one in three older adults aged 65 and over fall.

We all play an important role in fall prevention and in helping older adults stay active, independent and on their feet. Public Health Sudbury & Districts, along with the Stay On Your Feet Sudbury Manitoulin Falls Prevention Coalition and other community partners, work together to plan, implement and support falls prevention initiatives, strategies, research and policy development. The goal is to decrease the number of falls and fall-related injuries in older adults in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts.

We also coordinate community-based programs and educational materials, network with community partners, provide resources and offer training opportunities for health care professionals and caregivers.

How to prevent falls

Have you or someone you know ever experienced a fall? Falls can result in serious injuries which reduce your mobility and independence. Most falls are the result of health or lifestyle factors. There are nine steps you can take to prevent falls.

Independent living

Your risk of getting hurt at home is affected by your home environment, your lifestyle and your daily habits. Learn more about how you can minimize your risk of injury while living at home.

Reduce your risk of falling

Are you or someone you know afraid of falling? Is this affecting your every day activities and mobility? In order to maintain your independence and enjoy life, learn about the warning signs and things you can do to reduce your risk of falling.

Community programs

Are you an older adult, a caregiver, a family member or a health care professional looking for programs and services offered in the community about how to prevent falls? Many programs and services to improve life for older adults are available in the Sudbury and District area. Learn more about these programs.

Health care professionals

As a health care professional you play an important role in falls prevention. Learn more about strategies and training opportunities for programs you can implement with the older adult, their caregiver and their families to increase awareness regarding safety and injury prevention.


Are you looking for resources that will help you or someone you know prevent a fall and from seriously getting injured? We have many resources that can help.

This item was last modified on July 9, 2018