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Fall Prevention Fair Set for Sept. 27



Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among persons older than 65, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But falls do not have to be a normal part of aging. Fall risk can be decreased through evidence-based exercise programs, education, communication with healthcare providers and lifestyle and home modifications.

The Fall Prevention Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 27 at Baptist Health HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center, will offer seniors a personal fall risk report card based on various screenings. The event is free to all – HealthwoRx membership is not required.

Baptist Health Lexington health professionals will conduct screenings regarding balance, vision, blood pressure and medications that may affect balance. Participants may view demonstrations of Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese practice useful for improving balance, as well as learn about fall risk home modifications, nutrition and various community services for seniors.

HealthwoRx, a full-service fitness and wellness center open to the public, provides a supportive environment that incorporates all the necessary components to lead people toward a healthier lifestyle. HealthwoRx is located in the Mall at Lexington Green.

For more information about the Fall Prevention Fair, please call 859-260-4354 or 859-260-6058.