SEPTEMBER 18 -24 IS FALLS PREVENTION AWARENESS WEEK AT BRIGGS COMMUNITY YMCA!
Falls at any age are dangerous, and as you age your risk for serious injury increases. In the United States, more than one out of four older adults fall each year, and one out of five falls result in serious injury (CDC). There are many factors that increase the risk of falling in older adults. These include mobility problems, balance disorders, chronic illnesses, and impaired vision. Many falls cause at least some injury. These range from mild bruising to broken bones, head injuries, and even death. In fact, falls are a leading cause of death in older adults.
Join us September 18-24, 2022, for a nationwide observance to raise awareness of falls prevention to reduce the risk of falls and help older adults live without the fear of falling.
Events during Falls Prevention Awareness Week include:
- Guest Speakers Donna Feddarn and Alison Lord from the Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging – 9/19 at noon
- Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance demonstration day (open to all) – 9/20 at 10am
- Fall risk assessment opportunity- 9/21 at 10am