Thu, May 12|
Staying STEADI as You Age: Balance Basics and Fall Prevention (Healthy Aging Workshop Week 6 of 6)
Staying STEADI as You Age: Balance Basics, Fall Prevention and the CDC STEADI Protocol +Fall Screening Event. by Dr. Tami DeAngelis, PT, DPT and Dr. Samantha Indigaro, PT, DPT (Week 6 of 6)
Time & Location
May 12, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Rd, Winchester, MA 01890, USA
About the Event
The Healthy Aging Workshop is a 7 week lecture series presented by Dr. Katie Wadland, Geriatric Clinical Specialist. You may participate in all or some of the lectures, please register by calling 781-721-7136. Each week will focus on a new topic. Decreased physical activity is associated with increased anxiety and depression and is linked to almost all of the diseases associated with aging. This week you will learn that 1 in 4 Older Adults fall each year and 1 in 5 of these falls cause serious injury or death. Once you’ve experienced a fall, the chances of experiencing another increases significantly. Using the CDC STEADI Initiative (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) as a framework, this talk will help you identify areas in your life that may place you at increased fall risk, and give you actionable steps to follow to decrease your risk of falls and falls-related injuries.