Falls and Fractures in Older Adults: Causes, Prevention and Myths

More than one in four people age 65 years or older fall each year. The risk of falling — and fall-related problems — rises with age. However, many falls can be prevented. Join the Library in partnership with Neighborhood Falmouth for a presentation on Falls and Fractures in Older Adults: Causes, Prevention, and Myths.

Dr. Michael Bihari, President of the Board of Directors of Neighborhood Falmouth, will lead a discussion about why older adults fall and what you can do to manage your risk, including a look at the pros and cons of medical alert systems. A list of resources will be provided including a home inspection checklist.

Join us Thursday May 25 at 1:30pm in the Hermann Room. This program is free and open to all. Please register.

Neighborhood Falmouth is a non-profit organization that provides support services to seniors in the Falmouth community. The organization aims to help seniors live independently and maintain their quality of life by providing services such as transportation, grocery shopping, yard work, minor home repairs, and friendly visits. Neighborhood Falmouth operates on a volunteer-based model, where volunteers from the community are matched with seniors who need assistance. This allows seniors to receive personalized support while also fostering a sense of community and connection among volunteers and seniors. 

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