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  • 09/15/2015 2:45 PM | Robin Walker (Administrator)

    September is Falls Prevention Month

    Every year, the Grassroots Organization for the Well-being of Seniors in Montgomery County (GROWS) together with our partners sponsor events during Falls Prevention Month to promote awareness of the dangers of falls among older adults. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths of older adults, the primary reason for older adult injury emergency department visits, and the most common cause of hospital admissions for trauma. 47 states and many professional associations and organizations collaborate to bring greater awareness to the issue for communities across the country.  In Montgomery County, GROWS and our partners sponsor over 25 programs and events designed to assist senior citizens and their service providers in preventing falls and accessing appropriate care if needed.  For a list of participating organizations please contact ----, or see ------.)

    GROWS facilitates public awareness about vital services for seniors through a variety of structured and informal networking opportunities for service providers and caregivers as well as through publications and guides.

    Below are websites and articles (among many) on falls prevention that you might fund interesting or useful:

    Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/fall-prevention/art-20047358

    Guidelines for Preventing Falls     

    http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00135

    Falls and the Elderly                                                                http://blog.hebrewseniorlife.org/tags/falls-and-elderly?gclid=Cj0KEQjwsIWvBRCnzevvor2g4L8BEiQAAN234eyeiCJyuBaMyfQIlPcezSTc96WWkZN2pV1z06jWVs8aAn3i8P8HAQ

    Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/03/health/bracing-for-the-falls-of-an-aging-nation.html?_r=0

    Focus on Falls Prevention                                                                                 http://www.posey.com/blog/08-2015/american-nurse-today-article-focus-falls-prevention


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