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Join us for Falls Prevention Awareness Month in September!

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Join us for Falls Prevention Awareness Month in September!

While Falls Prevention Awareness Week takes place from September 22 – 28, we believe it’s important enough to warrant an entire month of education! As a result, Golden West Senior Living will partner with Boulder County Area Agency on Aging to bring awareness to prevention, preparation and actions to take against preventing falls.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of Americans aged 65+ fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Join us for a program, exercise class or educational seminar in the month of September to take steps toward falls prevention. And we’ll be giving away prizes! With an entry for every event you attend, you’ll be entered in to a raffle to win YakTrax, walking sticks, pedometers, massages, acupuncture sessions, and much more. One lucky person will win a ride in a Boulder Fire-Rescue fire truck!

See the below schedule for details! If you have additional questions or want to RSVP for an event, please contact Andrea Pappas Merrill at amerrill@gwboulder.org or 303-939-0876.

Golden West is located at 1055 Adams Circle, Boulder, CO 80303

Flatirons Terrace is located at 930 28th Street Boulder, CO 80303

WEEK 1

Date and time Location Program/Seminar Name Details
Friday, September 1 at 1 p.m. Golden West,
Mezzanine
Safety in the Home Leora Garcia, MS, OTR/L, of Legacy Healthcare Services at Golden West, will perform a sample apartment walk-through and lead a discussion of common safety and tripping hazards that could increase the risk of falling.
Tuesday September 5 at 2 p.m. Golden West,
Mezzanine
Balance Assessment Leora Garcia, MS, OTR/L, of Legacy Healthcare Services at Golden West, will perform one-on-one balance assessments to determine your risk of falls and identify risk level, and if high risk, recommendations for follow-up.
Wednesday September 6 at 3 p.m. Flatirons Terrace,
Wildflower Room
Balance Assessment Leora Garcia, MS, OTR/L, of Legacy Healthcare Services at Golden West, will perform one-on-one balance assessments to determine your risk of falls and identify risk level, and if high risk, recommendations for follow-up.
Thursday, September 7 at 10:30 a.m. Flatirons Terrace,
Wildflower Room
911 Basics Kim Scott, Safety Educator, and EMTs from the Boulder Fire Department will teach attendees how to be prepared when calling 911.
Thursday, September 7 at 1 p.m. Golden West,
Aspen Room
Penthouse
I’ve Fallen and I CAN Get Up Nathan Estrada, PT, DPT, SCS, of Bayada Home Health Care Senior Living Solutions, will help attendees to the ground and coach them on ways to get themselves back up again.
Thursday, September 7 at 2 p.m. Golden West,
Aspen Room
Penthouse
Balance Class Guy Love, PTA, of Legacy Healthcare Services at Golden West, will lead an hour-long series of exercises designed to challenge dynamic standing and balance to decrease risk of falls.

WEEK 2

Date and time Location Program/Seminar Name Details
Friday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m. Flatirons Terrace,
Wildflower Room
I’ve Fallen and I CAN Get Up Nathan Estrada, PT, DPT, SCS, of Bayada Home Health Care Senior Living Solutions, will help attendees to the ground and coach them on ways to get themselves back up again.
Friday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m. Golden West,
Mezzanine
911 Basics Kim Scott, Safety Educator, and EMTs from the Boulder Fire Department will teach attendees how to be prepared when calling 911.
Monday, September 11 at 2 p.m. Golden West,
Aspen Room
Penthouse
Balance Class Guy Love, PTA, of Legacy Healthcare Services at Golden West, will lead an hour-long series of exercises designed to challenge dynamic standing and balance to decrease risk of falls.
Tuesday September 12 at 3 p.m. Golden West, Dining Room Falls Prevention Melissa Pruitt, Wellness Services Coordinator, at Boulder County Area Agency on Aging will lead a lecture educating attendees about programs and information on falls prevention in Boulder, and what you can do to prevent falls.
Wednesday, September 13 at 3 p.m. Flatirons Terrace,
Wildflower Room
Balance Class Leora Garcia, MS, OTR/L, of Legacy Healthcare Services at Golden West, will lead an hour-long series of exercises designed to challenge dynamic standing and balance to decrease risk of falls.
Thursday, September 14 at 2 p.m. Golden West,
Aspen Room
Penthouse
Balance Assessment Guy Love, PTA, of Legacy Healthcare Services at Golden West, will perform one-on-one balance assessments to determine your risk of falls and identify risk level, and if high risk, recommendations for follow-up.

WEEK 3

Date and time Location Program/Seminar Name Details
Friday, September 15 at 2 p.m. Golden West,
Mezzanine
I’ve Fallen and I CAN Get Up Jessica Scanlan, PT, of Bayada Home Health Care Senior Living Solutions, will help attendees to the ground and coach them on ways to get themselves back up again.
Monday September 18 at 2 p.m. Golden West,
Aspen Room
Penthouse
Balance Class  Guy Love, PTA, of Legacy Healthcare Services at Golden West, will lead an hour-long series of exercises designed to challenge dynamic standing and balance to decrease risk of falls.
Monday, September 18 at 3:30 p.m. Golden West,
Aspen Room
Penthouse
Sloppy Slipper Swap Inga Jermaine, owner of Always Best Care, invites you to bring your old slippers and swap them for brand new, non-skid slippers!
Tuesday, September 19 at 2 p.m. Golden West,
Mezzanine
Sloppy Slipper Swap Inga Jermaine, owner of Always Best Care, invites you to bring your old slippers and swap them for brand new, non-skid slippers!
Wednesday, September 19 at 3 p.m. Flatirons Terrace, Guest Apartment Safety in the Home Leora Garcia, MS, OTR/L, of Legacy Healthcare Services at Golden West, will perform a sample apartment walk-through and lead a discussion of common safety and tripping hazards that could increase the risk of falling.
Thursday, September 21 at 2 p.m. Golden West,
Aspen Room
Penthouse
Balance Class Guy Love, PTA, of Legacy Healthcare Services at Golden West, will lead an hour-long series of exercises designed to challenge dynamic standing and balance to decrease risk of falls.

WEEK 4

Date and time Location Program/Seminar Name Details
Friday, September 22 at 1 p.m. Golden West,
Wellness Room, 208
Safety in the Home Leora Garcia, MS, OTR/L, of Legacy Healthcare Services at Golden West, will perform a sample apartment walk-through and lead a discussion of common safety and tripping hazards that could increase the risk of falling.
Friday, September 22 at 3 p.m. Golden West, Dining Room 911 Basics Kim Scott, Safety Educator, and EMTs from the Boulder Fire Department will teach attendees how to be prepared when calling 911.
Friday, September 22 at 4 p.m. Golden West, Dining Room Party and Door Prizes! Come enjoy refreshments as well while we raffle off prizes for program and seminar attendees.
Friday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m. Golden West, Dining Room Fire Department/EMTs Grand Prize! One lucky person will win a ride in a Boulder Fire-Rescue fire truck!
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