Minnesota SeniorSafe

Seniors are the fastest growing segment of our population, and they tend to be injured and die of injuries in disproportionate numbers to the rest of the population. Nonfatal unintentional injuries impact quality of life. For instance, falls often result in reduced mobility and premature nursing home placement. A fall can make the difference between independent living and dependent living.

Important injury issues for older adults and their families include falls, traffic safety, poison prevention, home safety, suicide and scalds/burns.

Minnesota SeniorSafe resources include:

Related Sites
AARP "Be Active for Life" Program
http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/get_motivated/
A A Toolkit to Prevent Senior Falls
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/preventadultfalls.htm
International Council on Active Aging
http://www.icaa.cc/
Minnesota Poison Control System
http://www.mnpoison.org/
National Council for Aging Care
http://www.aging.com
National Institute on Aging
http://www.nia.nih.gov/
National Osteoporosis Foundation
www.nof.org
National Resource Center on Aging and Injury
www.safeaging.org
U.S. Fall Prevention Programs for Seniors
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/falls/default.htm