Farewell to Falls
Anyone can fall, but the risk of falling increases as we age, due to normal physical changes, medical conditions and medication side effects. Each year, 25% of adults age 65 and older fall, sometimes resulting in serious injury. And nearly 188 Californians age 55 and over are hospitalized every day from slips, trips and falls. But falls do not need to be an inevitable part of growing older. If you’re concerned about yourself, or about aging parents or grandparents, don’t miss this opportunity to hear Beth Am congregant Ellen Corman discuss “Farewell to Falls,” a program of the Trauma Center at Stanford that she developed and manages. Learn how to minimize the risk of falling and remain independent as long as possible.
Presented by Beth Am’s Health Initiative – free of charge, refreshments and good conversation included!
Ellen Corman has been a member of Beth Am for almost 20 years, and has over 20 years of experience working in the area of injury prevention. She has an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Administration.
Ellen is a leader in the Stop Falls California network, state representative for the National Council on Aging’s Falls Free Network, and co-chair of Santa Clara County Fall Prevention Task Force. She is trained in three evidence-based fall prevention programs and is a lead trainer in the program A Matter of Balance. She has presented locally to seniors, caregivers and professionals and has presented on fall prevention for webinars and at national conferences.