Fall prevention is a topic that is relevant to people of all ages. As we get older, the prevalence of falls increases. Each year, one-third of Americans aged 65 and older fall. Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room due to a fall, and every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall-related cause. Many people assume that “falls” are a normal part of aging but that is absolutely NOT correct. Studies have shown that falls are preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are four key elements to reducing falls:
- Exercise regularly
- Get an annual eye examination
- Review of your medication regularly with your doctor
- Make your home as safe as possible
Due to the high demand in the South Bay, we are offering “A Matter of Balance” again at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute. This is an 8-week evidence-based program developed by Boston University and Maine Health. To learn more about how you can prevent falls for both yourself and your loved ones, sign up for the upcoming “A Matter of Balance”!
Please see the course details below:
8 Thursdays, 10/15 – 11/19/15
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (1964 W. 162nd St., Gardena, CA 90247)
10:00 a.m.. – Noon
SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVP Required!
For more information or to register, please contact Mei Kameda at 213.873.5710 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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