Eskaton, a nonprofit organization for seniors based in Sacramento, Calif, is hosting fall-prevention workshops throughout the month of September to help seniors improve their balance and reduce their risk of falling.
The free workshops will take place between September 5 and 27 at various sites throughout Northern California as part of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day and Week.
“Falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admissions and deaths among older adults,” says Dr Teri Tift, executive director of quality & compliance for Eskaton, in a media release. “Even though one in three people over the age of 65 fall each year, falling is not a normal part of aging.”
All of the events throughout September are part of a national movement to reduce injuries related to falls. National Fall Prevention and Awareness Day, recognized by the National Council on Aging, is September 22. In California, fall prevention coalitions, health care providers, and senior service agencies will hold events throughout the state for Fall Prevention Awareness Week, September 22-28, 2018, the release explains.
To watch the KVIE documentary, “Before the Fall,” to learn about fall prevention, visit Eskaton.
[Source(s): Eskaton, PRWeb]