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Wellness Session: Falls Prevention
November 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Presented by Joan Parise, MS, Business Development Manager
Home Instead Senior Care
Falls are the leading cause of injury for senior adults. Every year one in three British Columbians over the age of 65 will have a fall. Falls are the main reason why older adults lose their independence. (Source: Reprinted from HealthLinkBC)
There are many reasons older adults fall. They may lose their footing when stepping off a street curb or they may fall after getting dizzy from taking medications. Some falls may also be related to the effects of aging, such as muscle weakness or delayed reflexes, or falls may be related to the results of a stroke.
Some falls in older adults can be prevented, however each person’s risks are a bit different therefore different prevention tips might be helpful for different risk factors.
Join us November 13th to learn more. Pre-registration is required to 604.240.8550 by November 11th.