Falls Prevention Awareness Week

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​The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. -- National Council on Aging

FALLS PREVENTION RESOURCES

FALLS PREVENTION EVENTS​ 2021 

Anne Arundel County

 

Your challenge is to complete as many of the fall prevention tasks as possible in the month of September. Instructions for each challenge are listed below. Find your scorecard on the back page of this pamphlet and keep track of your points. Each task is worth a set amount of points. Some activities (like daily exercise) may be completed as many times as you like.

Falls Prevention Challenge.pdfFalls Prevention Challenge.pdf

Baltimore County

 

​Cockeysville Senior Center 

10535 York Rd. – 21030

410-887-7694

Hunt Valley Physical Therapy

Providing Fall Prevention Education, Balance Screenings and reviewing exercises for balance and strengthening

Friday, September 10, 2021  10 a.m.  


Sister Marie, LPN from Lifebridge Health

Safety in the Home and ways to prevent falling

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11 a.m.


Pikesville Senior Center

1301 Reisterstown Rd – 21208

410-887-1245

Don’t Fall For It! Fall prevention presentation

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:15 p.m.


Parkville Senior Center

8601 Harford Rd. -21234

Tuesday, September. 21 – 9:30 am Fall prevention education 

followed by balance screening 10 am – 12 pm.

provided by ATI


Arbutus Senior Center

855A Sulphur Spring Rd. – 21227

Topic: Preparing for FALL

Description: As the leaves begin to change and fall and the weather changes, what are some exercises, organizing techniques, etc. that older adults and their care givers or family members can do to lessen the risks or have no FALLS in FALL.

Presenter: Selena Long

Date/Time: Sept. 8th at 1pm


Jacksonville Senior Center

3605A Sweet Air Rd. – 21133

Wed, Sept 22 @ 10:00 – Fall Prevention with Suzanne Diehl will present a combo of Why fall prevention stats, How to prevent falls, and some balance movements safe to do every day at home. Also a handout of all the Fall Prevention programs available from NCOA and BCDA.


Ateaze Senior Center

7401 Holabird Ave. – 21222

Tracy Knox from JH Bayview Medical Center, will discuss best practices and prevention against falls.  Suggestions will be made on how to safety-proof your living spaces also on Wednesday, 9/22/21, 10:30 – 11:30 Annex.  


Howard County

 

​Stepping Up Your Nutrition

Fri, Sept 24th

9-11:30am

Elkridge 50+ Center

$5/person

410-313-6073 to register

 

Fall Prevention and Balance Assessment

Elkridge 50+ Center

Tuesday, September 21, 1-2pm

Join Renuka Jain of Revive Physical Therapy for a discussion about fall prevention and a personal Balance Assessment.

Registration required. Free.

 

Revive Physical Therapy

East Columbia 50+ Center

Wednesday, September 22, 1130am

Revive Physical Therapy will be here to present and demonstrate

“Stretching for upper and lower body using a chair” to help with pain management and mobility.


Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Falls Free Check Up Screening

Bain 50+ Center

Wednesday September 22

10 –11 am

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits. This day is used to address this public health issue. NCOA's 2021 Falls Prevention Awareness Week campaign features a new Falls Free CheckUp, a digital screener where older adults can answer 12 simple questions to get their falls risk score and steps to reduce their risk. Need help using this tool? Stop by center from 10-11 am and we will be happy to assist you with your free screening.


Events from University of Maryland Baltimore

 

Fall Prevention in Older Adults I - Observing Fall Prevention Week

Sept. 23 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Presenter: Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP; Professor and Director, The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging - School of Pharmacy

Online Webinar

How Older Adults Can Keep Moving during the Pandemic and Beyond - Observing Fall Prevention Week

Sept. 30 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Presenter: Linda B. Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS; Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science; Director for Academic Affairs, DPT Program - School of Medicine

Online Webinar​

For more events and information, visit:

https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/centers/lamy/events/​


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