Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by weakened bone strength and can affect both genders, but the incidence is higher for females. Low bone mass and density lead to fragile bones resulting in an increased risk of fractures. Over 90% of hip fractures for someone diagnosed with osteoporosis are caused by falls, which can significantly impact older adults' lives. For example, following a fracture, an individual may limit their engagement in physical activities or social events. This can result in further physical, emotional and cognitive decline. Frequently, feelings of helplessness, social isolation, and loss of autonomy and independence arise for an older adult after suffering a fracture, especially for those who live alone. Falls Prevention Programs are important because falls are preventable. Educating older adults about ways to reduce falls is crucial for achieving success during fall prevention programs. Some important considerations to minimize the risk of falls include: Ensure there is adequate lighting Remove obstacles such as carpets and cords Be patient on stairs and hold the handrails Install grab bars in the bathroom Use a non-slip bath mat in the tub/shower Use assistive devices as instructed e.g. cane or walker Barney, Karen, and Margaret Perkinson. Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults: Promoting Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice . Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015.