ABOUT US

Finding Balance Together is a community based, not-for-profit organization that is supported by 15+ public and private organizations including healthcare providers, local government, pharmacies, and advocacy groups.

OUR MISSION:
To educate people throughout our communities that falls are the leading cause of serious injuries, but are preventable.

OUR VISION:
Achieve a Fall Free Community where people are consciously making choices to positively impact their health and well being.

DID YOU KNOW?!

  • Falls are the leading cause of injury requiring emergency room visits and hospitalization.
  • The US population, and propensity for falls to occur in the aging population, has positioned this issues as a critical concern, alternatively creating a tremendous opportunity to a prevention program through education and awareness.
  • Falling is not only a problem with the aged. For example, young men who enjoy hunting often sit in tree stands elevated 15–20 ft off the ground, or middle aged men doing elevated repairs or maintenance on homes and/or garages with ladders, or on roofs.
  • A progressive loss of muscle mass occurs starting from age 40 and loss continues to increase each decade.
  • Three out of four adults who are hospitalized after a fall either die or require long term care.
  • The top five causes of falls in the Fox Valley are: trip/stumbling, fall from a chair, fall down steps, fall from a height (off of a roof/object), fall off of ladders.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT FALLS ARE PREVENTABLE!

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT FALLS ARE PREVENTABLE!

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