Falls are a major public-health problem. The World Health Organization estimates there are 646,000 fatal falls each year – only road traffic accidents top falling as the cause of death from an unintentional injury.
A resolution: No More Falling Down in 2019 is the lead article and focus of the Opinion section of Saturday, January 5, 2019 issue of the Globe and Mail. Long-time journalist Sandra Martin describes her personal experiences along with statistics and interviews.
What do you think will stay with readers? – the stats that costs of falling could rise to $4.4 billion, or – that between 20 and 30% of people over age 65 fall annually, or – the personal stories and fears?