There is no question that falls and fall-related injuries have some of the biggest impact on the quality of life for aging adults. Preventable falls lead to life-changing injuries for 1/3 of all people over the age of 65. What can you do to avoid an injury?
Mary Lynn Pannen RN, BSN, CCM, owner of Sound Options, will join several other guest lecturers in the Stand Tall Campaign on January 27. As a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and registered nurse, Mary Lynn is a well-known and resourceful voice on eldercare issues. This FREE class will help aging adults learn practical steps they can take to reduce their risk of a fall, what to do after a fall, and helpful planning resources.
Reducing Fall Risks
When we think about fall risks for aging adults, there are multiple factors including:
- fear of falling
- chronic diseases
- multiple medications and side effects
- stability/ flexibility/ strength
- shoes and foot health
- home environment
- diet/exercise patterns
- improper mobility devices
Ironically, some of the very same techniques used to help individuals recover from a fall are effective in preventing a fall in the first place. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Come empower yourself to build resilience to avoid a fall.
Tuesday, January 27, 2014 | 2:00pm-3:30pm
Please call 253-891-3569 to reserve your place by January 25 Speak to Rebecca or Jan
Franklin Place Senior Living
5713 Parker Road East
Sumner, WA 98390
Published on January 23, 2015.