The Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program will be hosting its third and final live Zoom session on falls prevention from 6pm to 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 29. The session is free and open to the elderly in Guam and throughout Micronesia, as well as their family members and caregivers and students in the health, social work, or related fields.
“One in four older adults experience a fall every year. Though common, there are many ways to prevent falls, increasing the safety and independence of older adults,” said Margaret Hattori-Uchima, dean of the UOG School of Health and co-project director of the Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.
Participants will learn about common misconceptions about falling, risk factors that increase falls, and strategies to reduce falls. They will also be guided through the National Council on Aging’s Falls Free Check-up, learn what to do in the event of a fall, and have an opportunity at the end for a Q&A with Hattori-Uchima, who is a registered nurse who holds a doctorate in nursing.
The session aligns with Falls Prevention Week, promoted by the National Council on Aging in September to spread knowledge, awareness, and resources about the risk of falling and how to prevent falls.
Those interested may register at http://bit.ly/FP102920. For more information, call (671) 735-2652 or email email@example.com. (PR)