Beginning Friday at 10 am, the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory, in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health and the National Council on Aging, will be holding a series of webinars for Falls Prevention Awareness.

Am I at Risk for a fall is the first of the Georgia Falls Free Fridays series starting September 4 at 10 am (begin logging in at 9:45 am). Please register for this event at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84071213129?pwd=Y2tMOU1MYUhJeWpCZG1FeFdmY096UT09

Prior to the webinar, officials recommend taking the NCOA’s Falls Free Check-up to learn about your individual risks for falling and topics you might consider discussing with your healthcare team at https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-free-checkup.

The upcoming Georgia Falls Free Fridays 2020 webinars also include:

Sept. 11: Three dreaded words – medication, exercise, and change

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84030 171616?pwd=aU1nc3Z3dXprbkRHeXRPbnB6U09xZz09

 

Sept. 18: Hearing, vision, and blood pressure/sugar

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89551062450?pwd=VU9aUkdBV2V5QnM2bGRjUVlybXFiQT09

 

Sept. 25: Tai Chi and Music Therapy

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82847314005?pwd=dmlJMFV1MFNOVnpTNkczYWhHMHIrQT09

 

Oct. 2: Staying Safe and Healthy During COVID-19

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85467407778?pwd=VGJNaTltUk9TYkRvWG41QWpranFvdz09

Fall injuries are a costly community challenge for Cobb County and families across the United States. Several Cobb community and healthcare organizations are addressing injury prevention issues with virtual classes, information resources and more, including Cobb Senior Services and Cobb County Public Library.

For information on Cobb County Government falls prevention programs, visit www.cobbseniors and www.cobbcat.org.

Georgia Falls Free Fridays starts September 4th

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