Find ways to prevent falls

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Did you know that the way you arrange your furniture can help protect you from falling? Or that shuffling your feet puts you at greater risk?

Many people believe falls are a natural part of aging, but many falls can be prevented by following a few simple tips. A free session at Salina Presbyterian Manor will help seniors identify fall risks in their homes and how to lower their risk of falling.

Celice Plank, physical therapist at Salina Presbyterian Manor, will lead the session and demonstrate the most common types of falls. Participants will learn:

  • Six tips for preventing falls
  • Tips for staying safe during activities in your home and community
  • How exercise can reduce your risk of falling
  • Signs you may require assistance
  • Best practices for using assistive devices, such as canes or walkers

“A fall can mean the difference between independence and lifelong dependence for many seniors. Fall prevention month is a great time to review ways to prevent falls,” said Marketing Director Kim Fair.

“Safe Steps to Preventing Falls” will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Ivory Keys Café on the Salina Presbyterian Manor campus. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Kim Fair at 785-825-1366 or [email protected].

The session is part of Salina Presbyterian Manor’s Just Ask series, a free, ongoing, life-long learning program featuring information from local and regional experts on topics of interest to older adults and their families.