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