Stand Up To Falling Down- A Fall Prevention & Awareness Event

Post date: 8/13/2021

Sun Health wants to keep you standing tall. Each year, 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. However, fall-related injuries are preventable. Join Sun Health for our 7th Annual Stand Up to Falling Down fall prevention event.

Attend virtually through Zoom on Wednesday, September 22 at 9:30 p.m. The event will feature educational presentations from Banner Health professionals and fall prevention resources.

Presentations & Speakers:

The Relationship Between
Your Body and Falls

Presented by:
Laura Goedhart, PT, DPT, CEEAA, LSVT BIG®
Physical Therapist,
Banner Physical Therapy—Del E. Webb

One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Sun Health wants to keep you from being a part of these statistics! Join Banner Physical Therapist Laura Goedhart, DPT, to learn more about how your body is affected and what you can do to reduce your risk.

 

Medications and Falls: What is the Connection? 

Presented by:
Dawn Gerber, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, FAzPA
Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacy Specialist,
Banner Health Center
Associate Professor,
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy
and
Matthew Gotfryd, PharmD
Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist,
Banner Health Center

Sometimes prescribed and over-the-counter medicines you need to keep healthy put you at risk for taking a tumble. During this session, we will look at common medications and what to look for so you can be confident in steps to take moving forward.

Registration is required to attend the event.
Register by calling (623) 207-1703.