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Fall Prevention: A Matter of Balance
It’s no secret that older adults are more likely to fall than younger people; they also suffer more serious injuries as a result. This fall prevention program will define balance and its components (it’s harder than you think!), describe the assessments that are available to judge your risk, and discuss steps you can take to improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. There will be a question and answer session, and participants will have the opportunity to sign up for individual, pro-bono assessments after the program.
Carol Huegel is a physical therapist, licensed in Pennsylvania and Florida. She has specialized in neurologic and vestibular rehabilitation in a variety of clinical settings, and lectures nationally and internationally on both topics.
Friday, September 09, 2022, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
McColl Room, First Presbyterian Church
Rear entrance on S 21st St
201 S 21st Street
Registration is required before Thursday, September 08, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This will be an in-person event following City of Philadelphia and First Presbyterian Church Covid-19 guidelines. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. Penn's Village expects attendees to be vaccinated and boosted unless medically exempted, but we are not verifying vaccination status at this time. Please note that there may be unvaccinated members and guests in attendance.
Please register on the Penn’s Village website, by emailing Info@pennsvillage.org, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteer partners. Guests may attend up to three programs before joining Penn’s Village or paying $10 per additional event.
Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.