Key Takeaways

  • One out of five falls among older adults causes serious injury such as a broken bone.

  • It's never too late to identify and treat osteoporosis or prevent falls to avoid broken bones.

  • Download this resource to help older adults take action in preventing osteoporosis and falls.

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become thin, weak, and more likely to break. Although you can break a bone in any part of your body, the most common broken bones associated with osteoporosis are the spine, wrist, and hip.

Take action to prevent osteoporosis, falls, and broken bones. Download and share this one-page handout, created by the NCOA Falls Free® Coalition and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, highlighting the link between fall-related injuries and osteoporosis.