Fall Prevention Awareness Day is Thursday, September 22!
From our friends at the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency, Aging & Independence Services
Have you or a loved one slipped or fallen recently?
You are not alone – one in four older adults (65+) fall each year and as we get older, we are more likely to fall. In 2016, over 20,000 older adults were treated and discharged from the Emergency Department and an additional 7,000 were admitted for inpatient care in San Diego alone.
The good news is that many falls are preventable, and you CAN reduce your risk of falling!
In observance of national Fall Prevention Awareness Day, the San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force, County of San Diego, and City of San Diego will be hosting an in-person event to raise awareness about how to lower your risk of falling. This year’s theme, “Fall Prevention is a Team Effort,” will highlight how various community sectors have a role in preventing falls, including primary care physicians, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and first responders.
The event will take place at Park De La Cruz Community Center (3901 Landis Street, San Diego, CA 92105) on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and feature expert speakers, free wellness assessments, referrals to local fall prevention programs, and a resource fair. Additionally, Park De La Cruz will be providing a hot, nutritious lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm as part of their senior meal program.