Monterey session puts focus on fall prevention

According to the B.C. Ministry of Health, falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors

According to the B.C. Ministry of Health, falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors.

On Jan. 26, a session at Monterey Recreation will address the issue that one in three British Columbians over the age of 65 will fall once every year.

Many falls and the injuries associated can be prevented. A physiotherapist from Island Health will review common risk factors for falls, strategies to decrease the risk of falling and the importance of balance and physical activity in preventing falls.

The session runs Jan. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Dogwood Room at 1442 Monterey Ave.

 

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