Falls can be severe at any age, but the elderly population are placed at the highest risk for breaking a bone when they fall. Osteoporosis, is also referred to as the “silent disease” because your bones become weak and brittle gradually over the years without any visible symptoms. Prior to a diagnosis, an elderly individual may be unaware that they have Osteoporosis until a bump, strain, or fall may cause a bone to break. Suffering from a fall can be a lot more detrimental for people living with Osteoporosis. Your body might need a longer period of time to recover after a bone is broken. It is important to not only learn how to prevent falls from occurring, but it is also essential to keep your bones strong and healthy.