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Responding to (F)ALL – Falls Prevention Awareness Week Event

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Date/Time

09/20/2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


 

Many people think falling is common as we age. The truth is, older adults can improve balance and strength.
Taking action to address the risk of falling is an important way to stay healthy and independent as long as possible. Falls prevention activities are beneficial
to everyone across the lifespan, and they can be fun!
Falls can be prevented, especially if you know where to look. Learn more about the common factors that can lead to a fall.


RESPONDING TO (F)ALL –  Event

Monday, September 20
12 noon – 1 p.m.

Please register prior to the event. CLICK HERE

 

WELCOME
Bekah Thomas, Director of Injury Prevention and Control at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, MA Falls Coalition
and Melissa Donegan, Assistant Director,
Healthy Living Center of Excellence, Elder Services

 

OPENING REMARKS
Massachusetts Representative Tram Nguyen, 18th Essex District
 

MEDICATIONS AND FALLS
Donna Bartlett, Mass College of Pharmacy
 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS AND FALLS
Haley Matuszek, Spaulding Rehab
 

MATTER OF BALANCE  (with Albanian Translation)
Edi Roshi, Healthy Living Center of Excellence, Elder Services

MATTER OF BALANCE AND PARTICIPANT STORY (in Chinese)
Sara Tan, Enhance Asian Community on Health, Inc. (EACH) and her participant
 

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