Day of Caring volunteers from
Sentara Medical Group and Trader Interactive
The annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. National, state, and local partners collaborate to educate others about the impact of falls, share fall prevention strategies, and advocate for the expansion of evidence-based community fall prevention programs.
But fall prevention goes beyond a month of activities. Participating in your local area agency on aging evidence-based falls prevention program can lower your risk of a fall. Senior Services holds Matter of Balance classes, a group workshop that can help reduce your fear of falling by teaching the importance of activities to keep you independent. The eight-session class is for people who are concerned about falling, and many of the exercises are practiced while sitting down.
Trader Interactive and Sentara Medical Group volunteers joined Senior Services' staff to raise awareness of Fall Prevention at Norfolk PrimePlus. Check out the pictures below. We could not have had such a successful event without these volunteers! Thank you Sentara and Trader Interactive!