Category: General Senior Services hosts fall prevention series: Stepping On

September 18, 2018

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites those 50 and older to a free, six-part series about preventing falls. Johnson City Medical Center Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator Heatherly Sifford will lead the sessions designed to help participants stay independent and active.

The sessions are from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23.

Sept. 18: Program overview with tips for living at home safely. A physical therapist will assist with balance and strength exercises.

Sept. 25: Benefits and barriers to regular exercise. A physical therapist will address mobility issues, moving safely and safety alarm systems.

Oct. 2: Fall hazards and solutions, safe clothing and strength exercises.

Oct. 9: A vision specialist will explain how vision plays a role in keeping balance. Tips for selecting the right footwear.

Oct. 16: A pharmacist will talk about how medications may contribute to falls.

Oct. 23: Injury prevention, navigating in inclement weather, and getting out and about safely.

Preregister by calling 423-434-6237.

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