Reduce Your Risk of Falling
Fall injuries range from being embarrassed but not injured, to experiencing a serious injury, or even death. A person who has fallen once is two to three times more likely to fall again. According to the CDC, one out of five falls causes a serious injury, such as broken bones or a head trauma. Each year, 2.8 million older adults receive emergency room treatment for fall injuries. Annually, over 800,000 will require hospitalization with some requiring ongoing care. Long-term consequences can include disability, loss of work and income, inability to manage household chores, loss of independence and reduced quality of life. These numbers are growing as people live longer. The good news—falls are preventable! This class will help you identify your personal risk of falling, hazards in your environment, and what you can do about it. Receive a safety checklist for your residence. Find out about community resources available to you, and how your healthcare team can help as well.
Trailside: Wednesday, April 5, 12:00pm 633-3790
Sanford: Tuesday, April 11, 12:15pm 687-7888
Greendale: Monday, April 17, 11:00am 832-8683
Mills: Tuesday, April 18, 12:30pm 633-3788
Coleman: Thursday, April 20, 12:30pm 465-6216
To reserve a seat, call the Activity and Dining Center of your choice at least one day before the presentation. We encourage you to come for lunch the day of the program. To make a lunch reservation, call the center you plan to attend before 9:00am, on that day.