The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, Va is applauding Congressional resolutions urging government, citizens, and health care professionals to do more to help prevent the increasing number of falls among people 65 years of age and older.

The resolutions (S Res 674, H Res 1478), introduced by Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ralph Hall (R-TX), were developed in recognition of Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22. The Senate passed the resolution via unanimous consent, and the House plans to consider the resolution this week.
APTA is an advisory member of the Falls Free Coalition advocacy work group, a broad-based coalition of 32 national nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and safety of older adults.