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
Sept. 18: Hearing, vision, and blood pressure/sugar
Sept. 25: Tai Chi and Music Therapy
Oct. 2: Staying Safe and Healthy During COVID-19
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.