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12
Jun

Center for Health Education

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    740 SW Ninth St, Newport
  • FREE
older couple each wearing exercise clothes, stand on one foot

According to the National Council on Aging, every 11 seconds an older adult is seen in an emergency room for a fall-related injury, and many of those falls are preventable.

Find out how to reduce your risk for falls in this free seminar. Jamie Johnston, occupational therapist, and Jennifer Miller, physical therapist, both of Samaritan Rehabilitation Services – Newport, will help you learn ways to keep yourself upright.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Fall risk factors
  • Exercises to improve balance and strength
  • Home safety considerations
  • Assistive devices and adaptive equipment

Also, a timed “up and go” test, and simple balance challenges will be offered to those who wish to participate.

No registration required. If you need more information, call 541-574-4952.