It’s Falls Prevention Week and we’re promoting how you can help yourself and friends and family members to prevent falls. Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. While our risk of falls increases with age and frailty they do not need to lead to injury, fear of falling or a long lie. There are some simple things that you can do to reduce your risk of falling, from talking about falls, keeping active, reviewing medication, getting eyes and ears tested yearly and having the right footwear. Alice Kilby, consultant therapist Falls Prevention and Management explains in more detail on the Trust’s blog .