Ventura, Calif. – The Ventura County Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition will be hosting a Fall Prevention Forum that will focus on life-saving strategies and offer a variety of other services, including health assessments and immunizations. The event will be held at the Ventura Continuing & Adult Education campus on September 22 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
“Come One, Come All – Learn How Not to Fall” will provide a variety of methods and informational sessions that are designed to arm older adults and caregivers with the tools necessary to prevent falls and increase mobility. Nationally recognized research shows that one in four adults over the age of 65, and half of the population over the age of 75, fall each year. Of those individuals, half will die within a year from complications and injuries sustained from the fall.
The forum will feature health assessments, free vaccinations, as well as glucose, blood pressure, and vision screenings. Individuals will also have the opportunity to take part in exercise demonstrations for Zumba, Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, Stepping On, and A Matter of Balance. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to those in attendance. Spanish translation will also be provided by request.
Speakers will include Dr. Stanley Patterson, Family Practitioner with the Ventura County Medical Center, and Dr. Thomas Duncan DO, Trauma Medical Director, Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital.
The Ventura Continuing & Adult Education campus is located at 5200 Valentine Road in Ventura. To register for the event, or for more information, please contact the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s Fall Prevention Program at (805) 477-7300.
Media inquiries may be directed to Jannette Jauregui, VCAAA Public Information Officer, at (805) 477-7306.