Balance, strength, and overall health can change as you age, putting you at risk for falling.
Even a single fall increases your risk of falling again and can lead to a loss of independence. However, falls do not always come with aging. There are many things you can do to reduce your chance of falling. With the right tools, you can take steps to stay as healthy as possible and on your feet.
The National Council on Aging’s Fall Prevention Awareness Day is Sept. 22. In support, Providence experts will offer fall risk awareness classes throughout Oregon and SW Washington.
Join Providence experts as they discuss ways you can prevent a fall for yourself or someone you love. The presentation will include a short introduction to Tai Chi. Providence Pharmacists will be available after the class to conduct medication reviews for seniors attending the class. If you want to participate, please bring a current list, including dosages and any over-the-counter medications. The pharmacist can check to see if any of your medications could increase your risk to fall. Your medications will not change. Advice will be given for you to discuss with your healthcare provider.
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