Strides For Strong Bones is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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This website provides resources that are important not only for older adults (men and women), but individuals of all ages.


Screening & Education

Bone Health and Fracture Prevention

OUR MISSION. Our nonprofit is committed to preventing falls and fractures, osteoporosis awareness and prevention, and building and maintaining strong bones. With free educational and screening events, we focus on maintaining quality of life and independence for older adults in our region. 

Global Statistics (

  • 1/3 of women and 1/5 of men aged 50+ will suffer an osteoporotic fracture

  • 8.9 million fractures annually... 1 fracture every 3 seconds

  • After a hip fracture:  40% are unable to walk independently, 60% require assistance a year later, 33% dependent or in a nursing home in the year following a hip fracture

  • 50% of people with one osteoporotic fracture will have another

  • Mortality--up to 20-30% in the first year after a hip fracture 

Falls Prevention 

Preventing Falls and Fractures.  



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Falls are not a normal part of aging, yet half of all injury related deaths among WA residents aged 65 and older are due to unintentional falls. Most of those are preventable trips, slips and stumbles in the home. This presentation focuses on steps older adults can take to create their own plan for reducing fall risks and staying healthy, strong, and independent.

A new WA State DOH Falls Prevention Presentation, "Steps Toward a Healthy and Independent Life: 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall" is available for our partners and community agencies that work with older adults. 

  • Length of Presentation (virtual or in-person): 35-40 minutes + Q & A (additional 10-20 minutes)
  • Target audience: Older adults 65+
  • Adopted from the NCOA, “6 Steps to Prevent a Fall” 
  • Presentation guidelines and evaluation link included
  • Includes 12 Question Falls Risk Assessment Survey
  • Presentation objectives: Increase awareness and knowledge about fall risks for adopting behaviors that lead to reducing those risks for older adults aging in place.

For more information or to request this free presentation and companion script, contact: Stephanie Kunold (Older Adult Falls Prevention Specialist, WSDOH)