An estimated 150,000 people over age 65 will fall in Maricopa County this year, nearly 20,000 older Americans will die from fall-related injuries in 2011 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the costs of falls will more than double within the next nine years, rising to more than $54.9 billion by the year 2020.

To help area seniors, ActiveRx Rehabilitation is introducing a new Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention Program for Medicare-eligible senior patients at its Surprise location, 14780 W. Mountain View Blvd., Suite 109.

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