According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one in four Americans
over the age of 35 falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of injuries
for the elderly. But falling does not have to be an inevitable part of
aging. On October 29, a Fall Prevention event will be offered by Marshall
Medical Center and Marshall Foundation for Community Health, and co-hosted
by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Family Caregiver
Support Program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency
(HHSA) at Gilmore Senior Center at 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills,
from 1 – 3pm.
At the event, health professionals will be available for the following,
which may impact fall-related injuries:
- Vision screening
- Fitness screening
- Balance and strength information
- Blood pressure screening
- Pharmacist review of medications (prescription and over-the-counter)
- Home Safety Review
- Vertigo Assessment
In addition, there will be presentations throughout the event from Marshall
physicians and others and refreshments will be available.
HHSA will be on hand for the event to provide information about local services
for older adults and caregivers in El Dorado County. Information about
HHSA's older adult programs can also be found online at https://www.edcgov.us/SeniorService.aspx.
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 125 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education
programs. Marshall has over 200 licensed practitioners and over 1,600
employees providing quality healthcare services to over 180,000 residents
of El Dorado County.