Thrive Alliance is partnering with the National Council on Aging and the Falls Free Initiative to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Monday, Sept. 23rd. on the Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza, beginning at 10 a.m.
Falls are a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older, but there are ways to prevent them. Thrive Alliances community event is designed to empower older adults to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes and communities. Activities include a free balance and strength exercise class, information booths, health screenings and education sessions. Participants include Zen Fitness, Family Chiropractic and Wellness, Mill Race Center, Just Friends, Thrive Alliance and Help At Home.
If fall prevention is not something that youre thinking about now, I promise there is someone in your life whos worried about it, said Shelby Eggers, Healthcare Integrations and Community Education Manager for Thrive Alliance. This kind of education can change a community, and thats why were proud to support Falls Prevention Awareness Day as part of our year-round commitment to supporting older adults in Bartholomew County.
Fall prevention is a team effort that takes a balance of education, intervention, and community support, said Kathleen Cameron, Senior Director of NCOAs National Falls Prevention Resource Center. This is an opportunity to empower and educate everyone about their roles in preventing falls.
To find out more about Falls Prevention Awareness Day, go to ncoa.org/FPAD.