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Free Fall Prevention Awareness Program (2019)

The first week of Fall each year has been designated National Fall Prevention Awareness Week. To celebrate, Concordia Lutheran Ministries will conduct an afternoon of presentations and screenings free to the public on Monday, September 23 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the Haven 1 dining room on the Concordia at Cabot campus. Professionals will present brief discussions followed by screenings. Click here for Google Maps directions.

Presenters and topics include:

  • Dr. Marc Oster, Internal Medicine Specialist from Butler Health System: “Medications and Polypharmacy”
  • Jennifer Slanika, RPh from Providence Pharmacy: “Medications that Increase the Risk of Falls”
  • Concordia Medical Equipment CEO Brad Milliron: “Assistive Devices to Improve Safety”
  • Concordia Physical Therapist Jen Lesnett, DPT: “Preventing Falls in Your Home and Community”

Following presentations, mobility screenings will be conducted by Concordia physical therapists, starting at 2 p.m.  

According to the National Council on Aging, “Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. At the heart of this initiative is the message that falls are preventable.”

For more information, please call 724-352-4535.

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