Attend a Fall Prevention Class or Workshop September 5 through 27, 2018

When Mary found out that throw rugs were one of the most dangerous contributors to her father falling, she immediately picked them up from the kitchen, hall and bath, and hid them. A week later, they were back! Her dad found them in the garage. “Why did you put them back?” Mary asked her dad in a frustrated tone. “Because I like them,” he responded innocently.

There are many things we like in our homes that may not be the healthiest for us, such as slippers. Slippers can literally make you slip and fall. Experts tell us a good grip on the bottom of your foot wear is best for your safety and bare feet can increase fall risk.

“Falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admissions and deaths among older adults,” said Dr. Teri Tift, Executive Director of Quality & Compliance for Eskaton. “Even though one in three people over the age of 65 falls each year, falling is not a normal part of aging,” emphasized Dr. Tift.

By paying close attention to one’s diet and medication, along with staying active and keeping one’s home clear of trip hazards, seniors have the ability to reduce their fall risk. The first step is to understand your risk of falling and what steps you can take to avoid an injury.

Below is a list of classes offered in Northern California during Fall Prevention and Awareness month. Attendees can expect to learn about fall risks such as environment, physical fitness and medication side effects. Additional factors like chronic disease, eye sight, hearing and foot wear may be discussed by different presenters. For a complete workbook with self-assessment worksheets and to watch a 26-minute documentary, please visit www.eskaton.org/balance.

Moving for Better Balance
September 21 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Please join Tai Chi Master Roy Imai for warm-up and breathing exercises. Q&A session to follow.

Eskaton Lincoln Manor, 6600 Mother Lode Drive, Placerville, CA 95667
Please reserve your seat by calling Elizabeth at 530-621-2958.


"Before the Fall" Documentary
September 21 at 12:30 PM
Watch the 30-minute “Before the Fall” documentary, participate in a Q&A and learn simple exercises to help reduce fall risk.

Eskaton Kennedy Manor, 714 North Humboldt Avenue, Willows, Ca 95988
Click here to RSVP or call Denise at 530-934-3535.


Tai Chi for Fall Prevention
September 21 at 1:00 PM
Learn useful exercises and stretches to help improve your balance and decrease your risk of falling.

Cameron Park Community Services District - Classroom B, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park, CA 95682
Click here to RSVP or call Carly at 530-672-8900.


"Before the Fall" Documentary
September 21 at 2:00 PM
Watch the 30-minute “Before the Fall” documentary, participate in a Q&A and learn simple exercises to help reduce fall risk.

Eskaton Frank Jaconetti Manor, 232 East Carson Street, Colusa, CA 95932
Click here to RSVP or call Denise at 530-934-3535. 


Stand Tall, Don't Fall Workshop
September 25 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Come learn about your risk factors such as footwear, trip hazards, medication side effects, diet, lighting, fitness and more.

Creekside Village Senior Apartments, 6465 Village Center Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Darlene at 916-441-1015. 


Stand Tall, Don't Fall Workshop
September 25 at 2:00 PM
Come learn about your risk factors such as footwear, trip hazards, medication side effects, diet, lighting, fitness and more.

Eskaton Monroe Lodge, 3225 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95818
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Sara at 916-334-0810.
 


Stand Tall, Don't Fall Workshop
September 26 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come learn about your risk factors such as footwear, trip hazards, medication side effects, diet, lighting, fitness and more.

Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, CA 95661
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Darlene at 916-334-0810. 


Fall Prevention Awareness Fair
September 27 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Boulevard, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Space is limited, please call Joey at 925-931-5383.


Fall Prevention Fair
September 27 at 2:00 PM
Eskaton Village Carmichael, 3939 Walnut Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608
Click here to RSVP or call Kim at 916-974-2000.


Fall Prevention Presentation
September 28 at 11:00 AM
Kaiser Permanente trauma surgeon Dr. Maya D Leggett will give an informative presentation on fall risk and fall prevention.

Eskaton Monroe Lodge, 3225 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95818
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Sara at 916-441-1015.


Fall Prevention Series
Every Thursday at 12:00 PM

Eskaton Village Roseville, 1650 Eskaton Loop, Roseville, CA 95747
For residents only. For More information, please call Courtney at 916-789-7831.