Fall Prevention for Parkinson’s
Published: December 21, 2022

Fall Prevention Month encourages groups to come together to bring awareness to fall prevention and encourage everyone to see their role in preventing falls and fall-related injuries across the lifespan!

  • Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian older adults. 20-30% of older adults fall each year [1]

  • Falls were the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations in Manitoba with 6,261 in-patient hospitalizations from 2020- 2021 (CIHI), all ages combined.

U-Turn Parkinson’s incorporates fall prevention strategies in our regular exercise programming, which focuses on building and maintaining physical strength, gait, flexibility and balance to lower fall risk. Our Parkinson’s-specific programs help keep symptoms in check so you can keep moving!

Annually we do fall workshops with our instructors and incorporate fall education into member programs to ensure they know what to do when they fall and assist them in knowing how to get up if they fall!

You can view our How to Get Up From a Fall Workshop video HERE and learn how to REACT if you fall!

In addition,  has some excellent resources for care partners and those at risk of falling including a new article, Water and Heat: Less common risks for fall-related injuries. The article touches on risk of falls near water and during extreme weather events, which are happening more frequently in Canada!