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Eurocarers joins the action plan ‘Active Ageing through Falls Prevention’

Last October, 17 European organisations of professionals in health and social care issued a joint commitment to promote active ageing through falls prevention. In a joint action plan these organisations state that evidence shows that falls should no longer be considered an inevitable part of ageing.

Falls can be prevented by involving all relevant professionals and carers who can help older adults to remain active and healthy as long as possible. Although there is strong evidence for the effectiveness of fall-prevention, only a few regions in Europe have consistent and wide implementation of validated interventions.

We all want older adults to enjoy an active and healthy life for as long as possible, to remain independent and to stay engaged in society. Through a joint action plan the Alliance of 17 European associations want to contribute to increase healthy life years, by at least 2 years by 2020, in older people across Europe.

Please find more detailed information in the press release.

The Joint Declaration "Falls prevention is everyone’s business", issued by the European Stakeholders Alliance for Active Ageing through Falls Prevention (ESA on Falls) last September is available here.

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