The global pandemic has shown us that we need to do more to protect our seniors. In the region served by Trillium Health Partners (THP), the number of residents over 65 will more than double by 2041,
As people age , the greatest single cause of injuries is falls. However, falls are more serious for older adult with **loss of independence, hospitalization and even death.
THP’s Falls Prevention and Bone Health Program exists to help seniors in our community take action to protect themselves and prevent falls.
The program includes:
• a comprehensive assessment at THP’s Falls Prevention Clinic by a nurse practitioner and/or geriatrician and a physiotherapist with recommendations for treatment
• if able, participation in the Strong and Steady program, a two-hour education and exercise session, twice a week for six weeks
• a follow-up visit three months after a patient has completed the program
Research has shown that programs like this reduce the risk of falls.
Proceeds of this year’s Imagination Ball Gala will help support THP’s seniors’ health program with a focus on falls prevention. This is your opportunity to make a difference by helping to advance seniors care in our community.
Trillium Health Partners Foundation