According to Statistics Canada, British Columbia has one of the most rapidly aging populations in Canada. By 2031, almost one in four people in BC (over 1.3 million) will be 65 years of age and older. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and hospitalizations for British Columbia seniors. The risk of falling increases with age, but falls are predictable and preventable.
BC Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week takes place in the first week of November. Coinciding with Fall Prevention Month, this week-long campaign aims to reduce falls, and injury due to falls, in British Columbia. Participate in the campaign by sharing messaging with your loved ones, colleagues, and connections. Visit www.findingbalancebc.ca for more information on how to participate in our poster and social media campaign.