Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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Christian Village to host seminar Friday for older adults: 'Staying on Your Own Two Feet'

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[April 17, 2012]  Older adults often lose their treasured independence after a fall. Are falls an inevitable part of aging, or can they be prevented?

The good news is that many causes of falls can be avoided, according to Sandy Rives, certified occupational therapist at The Christian Village.

Rives will describe how to prevent falls in a seminar at The Christian Village on Friday: "Staying on Your Own Two Feet." The session will begin at noon with a light lunch.

The risk of taking a spill increases as a person ages, Rives said, noting that two-thirds of those who experience a fall will fall again within six months.

Preventing falls allows older adults to stay independent longer, she added.

Although the seminar is free, seating is limited, so those interested in attending should contact Marcia Cook at The Christian Village, 732-2189, to make a reservation.

The Christian Village offers skilled nursing care, including short-term rehabilitation, respite care, hospice care and the Haven Center Memory Care Unit. Garden homes and apartments also are available for independent older adults.

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The Christian Village is one of the 14 senior living communities of Christian Homes, the second-largest not-for-profit long-term health care provider in the U.S., with campuses in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

[Text from file received from Christian Village]

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