(NCOA) Many think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing medications, having your vision checked and making your living environment safer are all steps you can take to prevent a fall. Every year on the first day of autumn, we celebrate National Falls Prevention Awareness Day to bring attention to this growing public health issue. Here are 10 common misconceptions regarding falls among the elderly.