Falls Prevention Seminars

Modified: September 15, 2017 11:04am

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  • Upcoming Falls Prevention Seminars:

    Schiller Park Senior Center | 2057 Genesee Street Buffalo. Fri, September 22nd at 9:00 AM. *Register by calling 895-2525!

    East Aurora Senior Center | 101 King Street, East Aurora. Fri, October 19th at 12:45 PM.

    Clarence Senior Center | 4600 Thompson Rd. Thurs, November 16th at 9:00 AM.

    September 15, 2017 11:04am
  • Classes for People Helping Older Relatives or Friends 

    A six-week educational program designed to provide caregivers the tools needed for taking care of themselves is now being offered. Through six 2 1/2 hour sessions held on a weekly basis caregivers learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, and locate helpful resources. Attendees also learn how to increase their ability to make tough decisions and balance their lives.  

     

    September 13, 2017 10:31am
  • It is difficult and often impossible to surf the internet, read a newspaper or magazine, watch TV or listen to the radio, without hearing about the great benefits of some new supplement or exercise routine that promises to relieve illnesses that have plagued mankind since the beginning of recorded history. All this information can be overwhelming.  What we really need is simple, straight-forward advice from people like us who we can trust.

    August 23, 2017 10:12am

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:

Schiller Park Senior Center | 2057 Genesee Street Buffalo. Fri, September 22nd at 9:00 AM. **Register by calling 895-2525!

East Aurora Senior Center | 101 King Street, East Aurora. Fri, October 19th at 12:45 PM.

Clarence Senior Center | 4600 Thompson Rd. Thurs, November 16th at 9:00 AM.
 

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