According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, millions of adults aged 65 and older fall each year. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries – one out of three older adults' falls each year but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it.
We all know that a fall can have life-changing consequences; however, they can be avoided! In an effort to raise awareness of falls, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus presents a Staying Falls Free Lunch and Learn on Monday, September 21 at 11:30 a.m.
Join the Center for Healthy Aging for this practical, interactive discussion on some of the most common causes of accidental and unexplained falls and how they may be avoided. This presentation will also include a demonstration on the safest way to get up after a fall. Lunch will be provided. Following the program, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a free balance screening.
This free program is open to the public and will be held at the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus located at 500 River Avenue, Suite 200 in Lakewood. Registration is required by calling the Barnabas Health LINK at 1-888-724-7123. Free.
About Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus:
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is an acute-care community hospital located in Lakewood, Ocean County. A Barnabas Health facility, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus merged with Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch, Monmouth County, in 2014. The hospitals are dedicated to improving the health and well being of the communities they proudly serve through expanded access to specialty outpatient services that focus on preventive medicine and healthy living. The partnership has also expanded patients' access to geriatric and pediatric emergency services, as well as outpatient neurology, oncology and geriatric services. Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is in the process of converting to all private rooms, which will make it the only provider in the region with all private rooms for overnight stays. For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.barnabashealth.org.