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Putnam Hospital Center and Putnam County Department of Health host Falls Prevention Expo

Posted: 9/3/2019

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, hospitalizations and emergency visits among adults age 65 and over, according to the New York State Department of Health.

While falls present a serious threat to the health and independence of aging adults, there is a silver lining: education and prevention.

Putnam Hospital Center and the Putnam County Department of Health will co-host the Stand With Us: Falls Prevention Expo from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Putnam Hospital Center, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. The event is in cooperation with the Putnam County Office for Senior Resources, Hudson Valley Regional Community Health Centers, Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester and The Plaza at Clover Lake. The event is one of several coordinated with the Lower Hudson Valley Fall Prevention Network (LHVFPN) that for the first time organized a Lower Hudson Valley Fall Prevention Awareness Week effort.

Learn how to reduce your risk of falling at this complimentary community expo that will include balance screenings, gait analysis using the OptoGait system, tai chi demonstrations, home falls prevention assessments and prescription medication/falls risk review.

Refreshments will be served.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred. To register or for more information, please contact Health Education Coordinator Sarena Chisick at 845-279-5711 ext. 2702 (TTY 800-421-1220) or schisick@health-quest.org.

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