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
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
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