Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among adults age 65 or
older? And that household rugs are a leading cause of falls among older adults?
Jackson County Public Health, ADRC of Jackson County, and Black River Falls Fire and EMS are teaming
up this September to help reduce the risk of falls for older adults in Jackson County.
Throughout the month of September, adults age 55 and older can bring in 1 or more throw rugs, size
4×6 or smaller, to the Black River Falls Fire & EMS Station or to the Jackson County DHHS building, during
regular business hours. In exchange you will receive a FREE travel mug and a coupon for a FREE coffee at
Revolution in Black River Falls.
Falls are not a normal part of aging! There are steps you can take to prevent a fall. Pick up those rugs
today and make your home safer for the years ahead.

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