Remembering When: A Fire And Fall Prevention Program For Older Adults 12:30 p.m. Friday

NMDOH News:

Are you an older adult? Have you fallen recently? Do you have parents who are older adults you are concerned about? Than this presentation is for you!

The Los Alamos Fall Prevention Coalition will present: “Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults” at 12:30 p.m., Friday, July 1 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Everyone is welcome!

This program is especially important as falls are the leading cause of accidental injury death among adults 65 years of age and older in the U.S. and New Mexico.

During 2010-2014 Los Alamos residents 65 years and older had the second highest fall-related death rate among New Mexico’s counties. Also during 2010-2014, there were 19 fall-related deaths and 148 hospitalizations among Los Alamos residents 65 years and older; most of these fall-related injuries and deaths occurred in the home.

The National Fire Protection Agency’s: “Remembering When” program is a free fire and fall prevention program targeted to older adults with the goal of giving them tools to allow them to live at home safely for as long as possible. Members of the local fire department and home visiting professionals and volunteers deliver the program through home visits and group presentations.

For more information or to register, please contact preventfalls@lacnm.us or dial 311.

Also, if you are a senior who’d like to have lunch (at 11:30 a.m.) prior to the presentation, please make a reservation by calling 505.662.8924 before 10 a.m., Friday, July 1. The suggested donation for lunch is $4 for those 60 or older. Younger members and guests are charged $7.50.

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