Did you know that 1 in 3
Americans aged 65 and over falls every year?
Are you one of those who has wrestled with gravity and lost? Marshall
Medical Center, in partnership with El Dorado County Senior Services, is
offering a free fall prevention event for community members. Fall Prevention
Day will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at
the Senior Center, located at 937 Spring Street in Placerville.
“Falls are the leading cause of
fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans,” said Star Walker, supervisor
with Senior Services programs. “With each fall, people can become more fearful
of falling and restrict their activities. However, falling is not an inevitable
part of aging. Through lifestyle adjustments, screenings and evidence-based
programs, falls among seniors can be reduced.”
Fall Prevention Day will
include practical information, as well as free screening activities offered by local
health care professionals to help individuals avoid falls. Screenings will
Light refreshments will also be
available at the event. For additional information about Fall Prevention Day,
please call Marshall Medical Center at (530) 626-2990. For information about other
Marshall Medical Center programs and services visit www.marshallmedical.org
Senior Services is part of the
El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). For additional
information about Senior Services and other HHSA programs visit www.edcgov.us/hhsa.
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