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Research shows 30% of people over 65 fall at least once a year. But falling is just one of many problems faced by the elderly.
The Ageing & Age-Associated Disorders Research Group of Universiti Malaya, together with the Residents Association SS20 Central Zone, are inviting all senior residents and their families in SS20 Petaling Jaya to a free talk and health screening event.
If falls can be prevented, the elderly would have a better quality of life.
The MELoR study aims to empower senior citizens to take charge of their lives and make informed decisions.
Some 1,500 elderly people are pleased to be enrolled in Universiti Malaya's study on ageing as they get to enjoy free health screenings.
Researchers said this was a cause for worry as the chance for serious injury such as hip fractures is high for people in the age bracket, as is the risk of depression after the fall.