Davis Enterprise: Learn how to prevent falls at free workshop

September 10, 2017

The Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance will offer a free workshop on how to prevent falls from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

Data show that one in five falls causes a serious injury and 300,000 older people are hospitalized in the U.S. every year for hip fractures, of which 95 percent are caused by falling.

Participants will learn to strengthen their muscles, improve balance and assess the environment for fall hazards. Speakers include Kelly Ward, a fall prevention consultant, and Mary Ann Laumas, a public health and palliative care nurse. No registration is necessary.

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