Learn About Your Risk of Falling

March 5, 2019 1:00 pm

Creek County Literacy Program

15 North Poplar Street · Sapulpa, Ok 74066

918-224-9647

Learn About Your Risk of Falling

According to the CDC, Fall Death Rates in the U.S. increased 30 percent from 2007 to 2016 for older adults. If rates continue to rise, we can anticipate seven fall deaths every hour by 2030.

Each year, millions of older people fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people fall each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again.

Join Creek County Literacy Program on Tuesday, March 5 at 1:00 PM for a free workshop entitled Learn About Your Risk of Falling. Open to the public, this informative workshop will be held at Creek County Literacy Program, 15 North Poplar Street in Sapulpa.

“Falls are not a part of aging and they are not something that just happens, there are proven ways to reduce falls,” explained Bobbette Miller, Associate Clinical Professor with Oklahoma Health Science Center. “Please join us a free screening to assess your risk of falling.”

Learn About Your Risk of Falling is a free workshop offered by the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center-Tulsa Campus. Physical therapy students will be present to complete a 4-part balance test, which will determine an individual’s fall risk. The program will provide participants with clear next steps, based on his or her fall risk. Space is limited; for more information or to register for this fun 15-minute screening, call 918-224-9647.

Learn About Your Risk of Falling is a health literacy outreach project of Creek County Literacy Program, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, with funding provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Space is limited; for more information or to register, call 918-224-9647.

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