Wake Forest & Wendell – Take Steps with us to Prevent Falls



September 21, 2020 - September 25, 2020    
All Day

Northern and Eastern Wake Senior Centers

We are offering a five-day series. Some will be actual Fall Prevention Classes and other educational programs.

Zoom Link for Virtual Fall Prevention Classes
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Passcode: 852313
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Our intention is for each participant to learn, interact, and enjoy the ideas and resources presented by a collaborative of consultants, professionals with activities throughout the week to raise awareness about fall prevention.

Monday, September 21, 2020

  • Session I:  Introduction to Falls Prevention Week  10-11 am
    Norma Ferrell and Jennie Griggs will provide an educational/interactive Zoom session on Fall Prevention. The objective is to create greater awareness among professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members regarding the serious toll falls have on older adults regarding their quality of life and independence. The discussion will present statistics, risk factors, and possible prevention interventions. The session will conclude with a Falls Free Self-Check-up as provided by NCOA. To register for the link, call 919-554-4111.
  • Session II:  Introduction to Tai Chi for Arthritis  11–12 pm
    Presented by North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness. Pre-registration required. https://healthyagingnc.com/registration-form.
  • Session III:  Video Tour of Universal Designed home in our area  1-2 pm
    You won’t want to miss this…Narrated by Stephanie Kaeberlein, Matchline Interiors. What is universal design? Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood, and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability, or disability. Gain a greater understanding of Universal Design and how its very nature decreases the incidence and risk of falls. To register for the link, call 919-554-4111.
  • Session IV:  Walking and the importance of appropriate footwear  2-3 pm      Introduction to Walk with Ease, an Evidenced-Based Program, presented by Rosetta Mock.

Thursday, September 24 2020
Call 919-554-4111 to register and receive Zoom links.

  • Session I:  Visual Impairment and the role it plays in the risk of falls. In-office presentation by Dr. Jon Lutz, Wendell Eye Care  1-2 pm
    How your hearing affects your balance and the risk of falls. In-office presentation by Susan Berquist, Audiologist, Heritage Audiology.
  • Session II:  Introduction to Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Programs offered by the Senior Centers. Matter of Balance, GeriFit, and Fit and Strong  2-3 pm
    Explanations and short demonstrations of what each program offers, the requirements to be a part of the class, and the benefits regarding Fall prevention and the Fear of Falling. Presented by Norma Ferrell, Laura Wilson, and Linda Thomas.

Friday, September 25, 2020
Call 919-554-4111 to register and receive Zoom links.

  • Session I:  Zoom session on Falls & Brain Injury will be presented by Lauren Castello, MC, CRC, CBIST, Brain Injury Association of NC  1-2 pm
  • Session II:   Hear and see first hand how the Evidence-Based Classes addressing fall prevention have made a difference. Learn about advocacy regarding this topic and engage in questions and closing remarks  2-3 pm

For more information, please contact:    Jennie Griggs    1-919-554-4111    jennieg@rfsnc.org

Last date to register online:     Friday, September 18, 2020