In 2014, over 1000 Nevada County seniors went to the emergency room due to a fall. According to the Falls Prevention Coalition of Nevada County, falls are the number one reason seniors are hospitalized due to injury.
We are at greater risk of falling as we age, but there are simple steps seniors can take to reduce the chances of a fall.
On September 27th, the Falls Prevention Coalition is hosting its 10th annual community event to bring seniors, their family members, and caregivers together to share information, resources, and ideas for staying strong, safe, and independent.
The event, which will take place at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Grass Valley from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, will feature keynote speaker Leslie Kernisan, MD, MPH on “How to Spot Risky Meds, Partner with Your Doctors and Personalize Your Fall Prevention Plan!”
The Coalition has planned a fun, interactive day that will include a resource fair, music by the Forever Young Senior Chorus, and a buffet lunch. Optional breakout sessions on exercise planning and community support services will be available from 1:30 to 2:30.
To register for the event, call 530-271-0255. Registration ends September 22nd.
What: Falls Prevention Coalition
When: Wednesday, September 27, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, with optional breakout sessions from 1:30 to 2:30.
Where: Seventh Day Adventist Church
Cost: Free. $10 suggested donation at the door.