The risk of falls increases as we age, and the consequences can be more severe than one might think. Falls can cause a range of injuries, some of which can be life-threatening. To help individuals determine their risk of falling and provide valuable tips to decrease the chances of injury, Community Healthcare System’s physical and occupational therapists are organizing a special event called “Stop the Stumble”.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, September 22nd at five Community Healthcare System locations. Participants can schedule a fifteen-minute fall risk assessment in advance. These assessments will focus on evaluating balance, gait, and strength. By identifying potential risk factors, individuals can take proactive steps to reduce their chances of falling and getting hurt.
If you wish to take part in this event, you can call 219-703-2055 to register for a free screening at one of the following locations: Community Hospital Fitness Pointe in Munster, Community Hospital Outpatient Center in St. John, Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center in Crown Point, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, or St. Mary Medical Center Portage Health Center II in Portage.
Taking care of our physical well-being is crucial at any age, and events like “Stop the Stumble” play an essential role in promoting fall prevention among older adults. By equipping individuals with knowledge about their personal risk factors and strategies to maintain balance and strength, we can reduce the occurrence of falls and the resulting injuries.
For more information about the services offered by Community Healthcare System, you can visit their website at COMHS.org.
– Community Healthcare System