San Diego is one of the leading city’s to participate in National Fall Prevention Week 2014. This is a great time to talk about one of the leading causes of injury to the elderly. We will be at the Escondido Senior Center on September 23rd at 10:30am speaking about Fall Prevention.
Each year, more than 12,000 older adults in San Diego County arrive at the hospital after a fall. You are more likely to fall if you take multiple medications, have low Vitamin D, get dizzy, have problems seeing, or have trouble walking and getting around. However, there are many things you can do to stay active, independent, and fall-free. That is why the California State Legislature has designated the first week of autumn each year to be Fall Prevention Awareness Week.
The San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force has been leading the way locally in education and resources to keep older adults from this type of harm. These local service providers have planned 3 events in locations around the County for Fall Prevention Awareness Week to educate older adults and caregivers on how to prevent falls:
Tuesday, September 23rd, 10:30am – 12:30am Escondido Senior Center, 210 E Park Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
Wednesday, September 24th, 12:30pm – 3:30pm at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center Brengle Terrace Park – 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista 92084
Thursday, September 25th 8:30am – 12:30pm at First United Methodist Church – 2111 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego 92108
Each event will feature dynamic speakers, balance and other health screenings, and exhibitors with local resources. All events are free – register by calling 1-800-827-1008.