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Learn how you can prevent falls this Fall

Falls are not a normal part of aging, and most falls are preventable. Learn how you can reduce your risk of falling by visiting the Falls Free area at the 50plus EXPO on September 25th at the York Expo Center.

FallsFree of York County 800x510The Falls Free Coalition of York County community partners will again staff a designated unique area to emphasize the importance of preventing falls in older adults.

Healthcare providers, consisting of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, exercise specialists, educators, as well as other professionals, will provide the following free screenings and services:

  • Falls risk assessment
  • Balance and gait testing
  • Cane and walker checks
  • Exercise demonstrations
  • Brown bag medicine review (bring your medications or list with you to the booth)
  • Information about A Matter of Balance (falls-prevention classes)
  • Demonstration of helpful assistive devices
  • Tips for caregivers and what to do when a fall occurs
  • Depression resources

The 50plus EXPO will be held at the York Expo Center, Memorial Hall East, 334 Carlisle Avenue in York, from 9 am until 2 pm.

The mission of the Falls Free Coalition of York County is to partner with the community to increase fall prevention awareness for York county older adults. Membership includes the following organizations – Amramp, City of York-Bureau of Health, Cognitive Health Solutions, Drayer Physical Therapy, Encompass Home Health, Martin Foot and Ankle, OSS Health, rabbittransit/3P Ride, Self Determination Housing Project, SpiriTrust Lutheran®, Transitions Healthcare Gettysburg, UPMC, WellSpan Health, York County Area Agency on Aging, York County Coroner’s Office.