A free one-day training for coaches to help older adults avoid falls is coming to Northeast Georgia.
One of three adults 65 or older falls each year. In 2012, the total direct medical costs of fall injuries for people 65 and older, adjusted for inflation, were $30 billion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falling is not a normal part of aging and is largely preventable.
A Matter of Balance, an evidence-based fall prevention program developed at Boston University, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 11 at Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging, 4080 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. The program trains people to coach older adults on how to avoid falls. Participants are asked to register by Jan. 30. Lunch and training materials will be provided.
For more information, call 770-538-2711 or email Lshoward@legacylink.org.