One-time session, 2 hours
This education session focuses on the importance of preventing falls in order to stay safe and independent in your own home. We will provide information about how and why falls occur, strategies to manage a fall if it happens, and how falls can be prevented in your home and community so that you can live in the place of your choice without losing your quality of life.
Who should attend?
This workshop focuses on prevention and you do not need to have experienced a fall to attend. This workshop would benefit anyone over 65, those who worry about falling, those who may feel unsteady when walking, standing or climbing stairs, or those who have been informed that they are at higher risk for falls.
Please come ready to participate in some discussion and make sure you have working audio/video on your device. Handouts and materials will be emailed to you ahead of time and you may find it helpful to have these printed and beside you during the session.
Participants in the Steady and Strong workshop will learn how to assess and reduce their own falls risk, both at home and in the community.
*This presentation can accommodate those with hearing difficulties through the use of closed captioning.
“It was well prepared and presented. Many points are/should be common knowledge but having everything in one package was really helpful. The emphasis on exercise was important.” (March 2023)
“Helpful info on when to seek medical input, strategies to maintain balance.” (March 2023)
“I thought it was very helpful that an awareness was created around preventing falling and the importance of strength as we age. It was very helpful for me to learn about the mobility aids available. I am a patient at the TVHT and am please to learn that there are so many resources available there and that these seminars are available to the community. It is great to be a patient there, one feels well taken care of!” (October 2022)