Stand Tall: Fall Prevention Event

There is no question that falls are one of the biggest fears and factors of quality of life for aging adults. In fact, preventable falls lead to life-changing injuries for 1/3 of all people over the age of 65. What can you do to avoid injury? What do you need to know to recover well from a fall? Where can you find resources? 

Mary Lynn Pannen RN, BSN, CCM, president and owner of Sound Options will be one of many guest lecturers at The STAND TALL Campaign, a FREE class full of resources that will empower you to prevent falls. 

Fall Prevention
When we think about preventing a fall, there are actually several components that contribute to our risks:  

  • fear of falling
  • chronic diseases
  • multiple medications and side effects
  • stability/ flexibility/ strength
  • dementia
  • denial
  • home environment
  • diet/exercise patterns

The truth is that some of the very same techniques and lifestyle changes used to recover from a fall or fall-related injury are helpful in preventing them in the first place. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Join us on January 27 and learn how you can help build your resilience and prevent falls.

Event Details

Tuesday, January 27 | 2:00pm-3:30pm

Franklin Place Senior Living
5713 Parker Road East
Sumner, WA 98390

RSVP by January 25 by calling 253-891-3569 and speak to Rebecca or Jan

Cost: FREE!  

 

Published on January 23, 2015.