"My parents are so stubborn. They refuse to accept any help!" Such is the lament of many Baby Boomers. Yet Boomers will be just as stubborn when they get old and needy, as will subsequent generations, until we make a cultural shift toward acknowledging and even celebrating our true interdependence. Many falls happen because old people live alone "in order to be independent" or choose to walk without a cane, walker, or helper "in order to be independent," etc. A successful fall prevention program should address the psychological and cultural issues related to independence and interdependence via education for people of all ages.