- 36 million older adults fall each year—resulting in more than 32,000 deaths.
- One out of every five falls causes an injury, such as broken bones or a head injury.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
LAS VEGAS, July 2, 2021 – Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.—making falls the leading cause of injury and injury death among seniors. According to the CDC, about 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for a fall injury each year and 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures.
Falls are common and costly among American seniors, age 65 and older. But falls are preventable and do not have to be an inevitable part of aging.
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Community Wellness Center is offering a free workshop designed to help seniors maintain their independence by reducing the risk of falls.
The Stepping On: Fall Prevention Program is a free workshop that provides knowledge and skills to reduce falls, giving seniors the confidence needed to safely undertake everyday activities. The program is for both men and women.
The Stepping On program covers a range of topics including, Home Hazards, Safety in Public Places, Safe Footwear, Strength and Balance Exercises, Community Mobility, and Coping After a Fall.
The seven-session course is offered at no cost from 10:00 to noon on seven consecutive Fridays beginning July 9. For more information or to reserve a space in the class, call 702.616.4922.
Stepping On: Fall Prevention Program
Fridays, July 9th - August 20th, 2021 10 a.m. to noon
Dignity Health Community Wellness Center - Green Valley
2651 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Suite 180
Henderson, NV 89074
FREE CLASS, NO CHARGE
For more information and to register, call 702.616.4922
About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican
As the community’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters since 1947. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the multi-state Dignity Health network of nearly 10,000 physicians, 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at www.strosehospitals.org. Dignity Health was recently recognized as part of Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best-In-State Employers 2020, as one of the top ten best employers in Nevada.