Take a Stand to Prevent Falls!


Posted on September 16th, by Mark Winter in Aging, Caregivers, Homecare. No Comments

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Did you know that ONE out of every THREE seniors aged 65+ falls each year.  The more tragic statistic is that EVERY 13 seconds, a senior is treated in the emergency room because of a fall!  Let’s put needed focus and attention towards minimizing this enormous problem!

The Eighth Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Day will be celebrated on September 23, 2015 – the first day of fall.  As such, we’d love to spread the word about all things Fall Prevention. A great information sheet is the NCOA-6-Steps-to-Prevent-a-Fall which includes 6 easy tips that can be used to avoid falls.  This is great information, and are easy ways that we can become aware on how to stay safe, and reduce the likelihood of a fall.

Over in the East Bay, the Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley presents “Take a Stand to Prevent Falls”.  Please join us at this multi-faceted health fair, including not only important Fall Prevention information, but also programs on Home Safety, Nutrition, Vision and Hearing, Medication Management, and even Tai Chi demonstrations.  Snacks and beverages will be provided!  More information can be found at http://www.ssptv.org/calendar, or click Here for more information.

Let’s all work together to educate and understand how we can take simple steps to prevent falls!

 

 





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