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Interested in preventing falls? Don't miss this great opportunity!
State Fall Prevention Symposium - April 7, 2017, Columbus

March 31, 2017

Everybody falls at some point in our lives, but as we age, the consequences of a fall can become far more serious. The CDC reports that the average cost of a fall is over $30,000 for the added care costs alone. Falls can lead to reduced independence and a fear of falling, which actually increases the risk of another fall. In addition to all of this, falls can be deadly. Each day, three older Ohioans die due to complications from a fall.

But, the good news is that falls are not a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented. The Ohio Older Adult Falls Prevention Coalition, a charter partner in the STEADY U Ohio initiative, has teamed with The Ohio State Univerity's Wexner Medical Center to present "Falls Prevention Symposium: Strategies to Address the Epidemic," Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Crown Plaza Columbus North in Worthington.

The symposium is aimed at health professionals, health educators and injury prevention advocates, but anyone with an interest in helpling older adults prevent falls should plan to attend. You'll learn from leaders in medicine and physical therapy, as well as state an local policy makers, about proven programs, strategies and resources to raise awareness of and help protect our elders from the falls epidemic. Continuing education credit is available.

Learn more and register today!


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