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As winter starts to creep in across much of Canada, everyone’s risk of falls increases. However, the risk is greater for older adults. At home or outside, falls are the cause of 85% of older adults’ injury-related hospitalizations. Fortunately, research indicates that exercise programs focused on balance and strength training can help prevent falls. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s You CAN Prevent Falls campaign provides practical tips for older adults.