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Be Safe This Fall

Meeting: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 10:00 AM

The Miriam Hospital and The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island care about the safety of the people in our community, which is why we are sponsoring a free multidisciplinary safety fair for you.

  • One out of three adults over 65 fall each year

  • Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths

  • In 2009, 2.2 million fall injuries among older adults are treated in the Emergency Room and more than 581,000 were hospitalized

  • In 2008, over 19,700 older adults died from unintentional fall injuries

  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries

  • Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls

Call 401-444-4800 for more information.

Interactive Sessions

Keeping Up with Bone Health

Julio Defillo Draiby, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Medication Safety at Home

Aisha G Ashraf, PharmD
Pharmacist, The Miriam Hospital

Making Your Home Environment Safer

Judy Cullman, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, The Miriam Hospital

Healthy Food and Fitness for the Active Senior

Certified Fitness Professional Jodie Thompson
Chef/Nutritionist Georgina Sarpong

Free Health Screenings and Information

  • Nutrition
  • Blood pressure
  • Pharmacy
  • Home Environment and Safety
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Mood and Memory
  • Balance and Fall Risk 

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Event Details

Location:

Alliance JCC
401 Elmgrove Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
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