Search: Search
User  Name:   
Hospital Newspaper Online Editions
Password:   
What is Remember My ID  
 
Newspaper In Education
Home
News
State News
Columns
Features
Vendor News
Calendar of Events
Trade Shows
Career Section
Resource Directory
Newscast
Shop
Contact Us
Jump to Story
Please enter the story number in the box obove you would like to immediately access
Online Subscription Form
Media Kit
Web Hosting Hospital Newspaper
Connecticut
Griffin Hospital to Host Fall Prevention Program March 10
Story Number is : 022617102
PROVIDED
Griffin Hospital

 
Provided
Griffin Hospital is offering a free fall prevention program on March 10 at the hospital, featuring fall risk assessments, fall prevention techniques and exercises to help improve balance.
The Valley Parish Nurse Program at Griffin Hospital and Griffin Hospital Lifeline will host a free Fall Prevention Program on Fri., March 10 from 9 a.m.-noon at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby.

The program will discuss the dangers of falling, especially for seniors, and will help attendees prevent falls by: Assessing their fall risk; teaching them to assess their, or a loved one’s, risk of falling; teaching and practicing exercises to improve balance and leg strength; providing a medication review; encouraging annual eye exams; teaching ways to reduce tripping hazards at home and learning how to get up or to call for fast help if a fall occurs.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three adults 65 and older will fall each year. For those 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury, death and hospital admissions for trauma. Those who fall, even if not injured, develop a fear of falling. This fear causes people to limit their activities reducing their mobility, causing loss of physical fitness, which in turn increases the actual risk of falling.
A light breakfast will be provided by Griffin Hospital Lifeline.

To reserve a seat or for more information, contact Esther at 203-732-1523 or ejones@griffinhealth.org.



More News From This State
Hospital Newspaper Columns
Career Section click here
Hospital Newspaper
Advertise Here
http://www.redcross.org/donate/donation-form.asp
Advertise Here
Hospital Newspaper
Advertise Here
Career Section click here
Advertise Here
Career Section click here
Advertise Here