#1 Falls happen to other people, not to me. In truth, 1 in 3 older adults (about 12 million!) fall every year in the U.S.
#2 Falling is something normal that happens as you get older. It is NOT a normal part of aging. Strength and balance exercises are important, managing medications (including over-the-counter and supplements), making your living environment safe, and having your vision and hearing checked annual can reduce your risk of falling.