Falls Prevention Seminars

Modified: October 23, 2017 1:21pm

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Facts about Falls

• Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.

• Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.

Good News

Falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, falls prevention programs, and clinical-community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced.

Representatives from State University at Buffalo (SUNY), ECMC and Sisters Hospitals join the Erie County Falls Coalition to prevent falls among area seniors.                                                                  

Robert G. Wahler Jr.: Department of Pharmacy Practice Clinical Assistant Professor

David May: Physical Therapist at Sisters Hospital:

Beth Moses:  R.N., B.S.N. Trauma Injury Prevention ECMC.

Suzanne Desfosses-Gilliam: Owner and President of Touching Hearts At Home

Lisa Rood: Certified Tai Chi Instructor.

Richard Derwald: Coordinator of the Erie County Senior Fitness Program. 

 

Upcoming Falls Prevention Seminars:

Clarence Senior Center | 4600 Thompson Rd. Thurs, November 16th at 9:00 AM. Call 633-5138 to register for a medication review with a UB Pharmacy student.
 

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm