EDISON—More than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States. These falls often lead to broken bones and injuries, hospital admissions and, in some cases, death.
The Edison Senior Center, 2963 Woodbridge Avenue, will present two free seminars entitled: An Ounce of Prevention –“A Falls Prevention Program for the Mature Adult” on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Diana Starace, Injury Prevention Coordinator fron Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will explain the how, why and where falls happen and what changes you can make to protect yourself and your loved ones.
“Changes in eyesight, mobility and balance as well as the effects of medication, put older adults at risk for falls,” stated Edison Mayor Jun H. Choi. “Simple changes to the home, such as installing night lights, removing throw rugs, or adding grab bars in the shower are all available through the Edison Mr. Fix It program for senior citizens, can help with fall prevention.”
Pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be available. For registration, directions and information on programs and services available through the Edison Senior Center, call 1-732-248-7345.
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