Class or Event
Standing Together to Prevent Falls
St. Mary’s Trauma Centers is offering a free community event, “Standing Together to Prevent Falls” to help older adults stay healthy, active, and independent. The event will take place May 13 from 1:00- 3:00 pm in the St. Mary’s Wellness Center at Epworth Crossing. You may register by calling Mary Raley, BSN, RN at 812-485-6827.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries among the older population, and can have a lasting impact on mobility, independence, and mental health. Many older adults believe falling is a normal part of the aging process, but by following certain safety guidelines, falls can often be avoided.
“Standing Together to Prevent Falls” will include information on how proper nutrition can help prevent falls, and how certain exercises can improve balance and coordination. Questions about home safety and effects of medication will also be answered by a Registered Nurse.
To register, please contact Mary Raley, St. Mary’s Injury Prevention Coordinator, at 812-485-6827 or 812-485-6817.
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