Senior Alliance Meeting to Focus on Falls

Senior Alliance meeting will focus on preventing falls.

‘Fall Prevention’ to Be Discussed

Many comics have parodied the commercial of an older adult who is lying on the ground and says, “Help I’ve fallen and can’t get up.”

Falls are not a laughing matter. Among seniors, falls are the leading cause of death from injury and the most common cause of non-fatal injuries. Many older adults restrict their activities because of their fear of falling.

Palisades Alliance for Seniors will host a discussion on “Fall Prevention” at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 19, in the Palisades Branch Library community room, at 861 Alma Real. The program is free and open to the public.

Miriam Caiden, MSG, Ph.D., a Master Trainer of Evidence-Based Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programming at WISE & Healthy Aging in Santa Monica will speak. Caiden will cover practical strategies, tools and techniques designed to reduce the risk of falls.

Following the “Fall Prevention” presentation, WISE & Healthy Aging’s Director of Community Relations Suzanne Peckels and Vice President Phyllis Amaral Ph.D. will provide information on programs and services that Palisades residents can access through WISE & Healthy Aging. The nonprofit is headquartered in Santa Monica and serves older adults and their families and caregivers in Los Angeles County.


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One Response to Senior Alliance Meeting to Focus on Falls

  1. Francoise says:

    I have learned that it is very important to know how to pick an (uninjured) elder up off the floor, especially if you live with one. The “cross arm” technique in this video has been very helpful for us.

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