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National Council on Aging (NCOA) Videos

You Have the Power to Prevent a Fall

Falling is not a normal part of aging. Education is the most important step to being ready to prevent a fall. Evidence-based falls prevention programs will help older adults learn how to address their fear of falling and what they can do to improve or sustain their strength. This video highlights four of these classes: Tai Chi, Stepping On, A Matter of Balance, and the Otago Exercise Program. For more information go to

6 Steps to Prevent a Fall

You might think you're never going to fall, but the truth is 1 in 3 older adults fall every year in the U.S. The good news is that most falls are preventable. Start by learning 6 easy steps.

5 Foot Strategies You Can Begin Now To Prevent Falls 

5 Foot Strategies You Can Begin Now To Prevent Falls is part of my Foot Series for Foot Awareness Month starting in April. I am starting early so I can get the content in I think will be useful. Viewers will learn critical facts about falls and how foot care increases or decreases fall risk. Then viewers are given 5 foot strategies to implement now so they can prevent falls.

A Video Tour of

Welcome to, the nation's most comprehensive online benefits screening service for older adults with limited income. BenefitsCheckUp® is a free and confidential service of the nonprofit National Council on Aging that contains thousands of public and private programs that can help pay for health care, prescriptions, food, housing, and more.

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