The Program on Healthy Aging Celebrates Falls Prevention Awareness Month

The Center for Healthy Aging, a component within the National Council on Aging, the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults, will be observing the 7th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day this month. This year’s theme, Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow, seeks to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.

falls2In an effort to spread awareness in the Bryan-College Station area, the Program on Healthy Aging, led by Dr. Marcia Ory, is coordinating a Falls Prevention Awareness Day event at the Southwood Community Center on Wednesday, September 24th from 9 am – 12 pm.

The St. Joseph Health System, College Station Medical Center, Home Depot, Area Agency on Aging, the Program on Healthy Aging, the College Station Fire Department and the College Station Parks & Recreation Department are among the sponsors attending and supporting the event. St. Joseph doctors will be providing free health screenings on fall risk assessment, mind and body evaluation, and blood pressure checks from 9-10 am. Presentations will also be given on the importance of physical activity, medication management, home safety and moving with confidence.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event and no registration is necessary. Please feel free to stop by and learn more about healthy aging!