Around a quarter of a million people over the age of 60 every year suffer from falls that require hospital treatment and 9,000 of those will die. It's National Falls Awareness Week and Age UK want to help prevent these accidents.
One woman in her seventies suffered a potentially life-changing fall but has now taken steps to stop it happening again.
Music is Gill Truman's life. She has been a musician since the age of 12 and now in her seventies spends most of her time teaching at her home in Birmingham. A few years ago she fell on a broken paving slab breaking her thigh-bone. She feared she would not be able to play properly again.
Gillian's story isn't unique a quarter of a million people over 60 every year suffer a fall that needs hospital treatment, 9,000 of those will die as a result of their injuries.
Gillian takes part in exercise classes that help her to keep fit and build up her strength. She says these have really helped.
The exercises might seem simple but they are one of the ways Age UK says elderly people can help prevent falls and help stop the hundreds of thousands of admissions to hospital