Fall Prevention Fair October 25

For most people, a slip or trip that leads to a fall may equate to little more than embarrassment, but for seniors, falls are a matter of life or death. Many times, all the king’s doctors can’t put an elderly loved one back together again.

A health fair will address this major public health problem Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Park Mall (south end). The mall is located at 122nd and North May Avenue in Oklahoma City. Seniors along with adult children and grandchildren of the elderly are encouraged to attend. Attendance will help reduce fall risk!

The event will feature comprehensive fall risk assessments, which include review of medications; adaptive equipment; medical history and balance, sensation and blood pressure tests.

“Our goal is to make sure every senior—and everyone caring for a senior in Oklahoma City knows that a fall can seriously injure an older adult,” said Dr. Virginia Harbour, Administrator for Elite Home Care and an expert in fall prevention. “I have seen firsthand the devastation preventable falls can cause to individuals and their loved ones. We have to do more to raise awareness in our community. Falls are preventable.”

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