In honor of National Fall Prevention Awareness Week, Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY will present a free Fall Awareness Program for community members on September 24th from 1-3pm in the hospital’s auditorium. The program will be presented by Shari Silverstein, RN, MS, CNS, Osteoporosis Nurse Educator/Coordinator of the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program and Payal Sahni, DPT, MCMT, Senior Physical Therapist at Helen Hayes Hospital.
Fall Awareness Program attendees will discuss:
- How to assess their own fall risk
- Fall prevention strategies
- Physical activity necessary to prevent falls
- What to do in the event of a fall
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admissions for trauma, and injury-related deaths. National Fall Prevention Awareness Week, recognized during the first week of Fall each year, works to lower these startling statistics through community awareness and education programs.
This program is FREE and open to the public, but prior registration is necessary. For more information and to register, call 845-786-4772.