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.
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
- 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.
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
Published on January 23, 2015.