Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure

 A course teaching older people how to fall, and not to fall, in Leusden, the Netherlands. (The New York Times/ Jasper Juinen)

A course teaching older people how to fall, and not to fall, in Leusden, the Netherlands. (The New York Times/ Jasper Juinen)

Falling can be a serious thing for older adults. Aging causes the bones to become brittle, and broken ones do not heal as readily.

The obstacle course in the Netherlands was clinically devised to teach older adults how to navigate treacherous ground without having to worry about falling, and how to fall if they did. 

Read more about the story in the New York Times.