An accidental fall can happen to anyone. But a fall for a senior can have devastating effects. Balance related falls account for 50 percent of accidental deaths in people over 65. Reduce falls by organizing your home environment. You can also learn strength and balance exercises to decrease your fall risk.
Join vestibular therapist Kristine Lassen at Health Night on the Town on Tuesday, October 24 for this interactive program on falls prevention. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ridge Conference Room of Methodist Medical Center, located at 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The program is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Health Night on the Town is an ongoing medical lecture series presented by physicians and other healthcare professionals. It is free and open to the public. Programs are held each month except June, July, November and December. For more information about Health Night on the Town, please call (865) 835-4662.