Falls are a significant threat to the senior population, accounting for the majority of recorded, non-fatal, traumatic injuries. According to The Center for Disease Control, one out of three adults over age 65 falls each year. In those individuals over 80 years, the percentage rises to 50%; and those who have fallen have an increased risk of further falls. Falls are the primary cause of death in the elderly population.
Penn's Village member and retired physical therapist, Mark Raymond, will provide information on the steps you can take to prevent falls and to increase strength, balance and walking ability.
The program will take place in the MacColl Room at The First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. 21st Street (entrance on 21st Street). The building is handicapped accessible. Kindly let us know in advance if you need this.
This program is free for Penn’s Village members and volunteers. Other guests are welcome to attend three programs before joining and/or volunteering. A $5 donation to Penn’s Village from guests will be most appreciated. Please RSVP by email email@example.com or call (215) 925-7333.