That’s right. Today is Fall Prevention Awareness Day 2016, the 9th national celebration and the 8th Montana state celebration! Please help our aging adults stay safe by offering education, reminders, home assessments, fall risk screenings, and lots of safe physical activity classes designed for the age group.
Here are some important resources for those needing additional information.
Here’s a link to the CDC website, highlighting the STEADI(Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries): www.cdc.gov/steadi.
And here’s a segment from the National Council on Aging on Falls Prevention Awareness Day: https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/
Finally, here’s an announcement from our very own University of Montana: http://news.umt.edu/2016/09/092016fall.php
If you missed our most recent blog on Alpine’s involvement on keeping our aging adults safely on their feet, click here!
Let’s keep our beloved aging adults steady on their feet!
For more information on Alpine’s Vestibular and Balance Clinic, click here for our webpage on this topic.
9/18/2016 0 Comments
Alpine PT is stepping up to reduce falls in Missoula as a part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness and prevent these avoidable, costly and deadly fall events.
September is National Falls Awareness month and we have teamed up with the Peak Health & Wellness Center’s senior fitness class instructors to provide balance and falls risk assessment inservices using the STEADI’s (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) tests and educational materials. Alpine PT is trying to get the Peak’s fit seniors aware of their relative risk and hope they can double as vocal advocates and falls risk prevention ambassadors in Missoula, Montana.
Alpine PT offers free 15-minute balance screens and education to Missoula’s seniors throughout the year. Call 406-251-2323 to conveniently schedule a balance and falls-risk consultation at any of our three Missoula locations and at a time that works for you.
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