The biggest threat to the independence of an older adult is a simple slip
and fall. Each year, one out of four Americans over age 65 will suffer
a fall, and nearly 30,000 die from their injuries. Many others are left
with a permanent disability that threatens their independence. Luckily,
many falls can be prevented.
Don’t let a fall change your life forever. Join us for free online
prevention classes during the county-wide Falls Prevention Week.
Hearing Loss and the Higher Risk of Falling
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 10 to 11 a.m.
Hear how age-related hearing loss can increase your risk of falls and
ways to prevent them.
Presented by Aimee Langlois, PhD, retired audiologist
Tai Chi Class
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to noon
Enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi forms, including preventing falls, boosting
immunity, decreasing stress and improving quality of life.
Presented by Juli Booton, PT, Outpatient Rehabilitation at Boulder Community Health
Slips, Trips, and Falls NO More! ThinkFirstTM for Fall Prevention
Thursday, Sept. 24, 10 to 11 a.m.
Come learn about the “back to basics” of falls prevention
and strategies to prevent falls.
Presented by Joan DePuy, RN, BSN, Trauma Outreach & Injury Prevention
Coordinator at Boulder Community Health