September is Fall Prevention Month. Preventing a fall can be one way to remain at home and independent. Falls and the injuries they cause can be highly detrimental to the elderly. The injury can result in impaired movement and decrease in life quality. Often an elderly person ends up hospitalized with pain and disability that can continue for months. Even a fall that does not cause injury can reduce confidence lead to fear and anxiety.
Part of taking care of an aging body involves caring for your bones. To learn more, come down to the new YMCA in Branford on October 15th where the Shoreline Eldercare Alliance is hosting The Center for Orthopaedics as their experts speak on arthritis, bone health and fall prevention.
The event begins at 3pm and along with the speaker and light refreshments, the YMCA will demonstrate their Zumba and Yoga classes along with water aerobics. Come dressed comfortably so you can participate.
Take steps to prevent falls in yourself or loved ones. Visit www.assistedlivingtechnology.com for innovative fall prevention technologies for the home.