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Health District Offering Fall-Risk Assessments for Seniors
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Health District Offering Fall-Risk Assessments for Seniors

The Southern Nevada Health District is partnering with several organizations to help seniors assess their risk of falling.

The events are part of Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

Health district staff and partners will use guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess how likely people are to fall.

Those who are found to be at risk for falling will be given information on how to prevent a fall and will be encouraged to attend a seven-week course on preventing falls.

According to the Center for Health Data and Research, in Nevada in 2004, there were 132 deaths from falls, most happened in Clark County.

The report also showed that between 2003 and 2005, more than 10,000 people were admitted to Nevada hospitals as a result of a fall.

Falls are the leading cause of injury for people 65 years and older.

Here is the list of days, times and locations for free fall assessment:

  • 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22
  • Atria Seville, 2000 N Rampart Blvd, (702) 628-9460
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
  • Humana Green Valley, 1000 N. Green Valley Pkwy, (702) 269-5200
  • 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25
  • Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health,  888 W Bonneville Avenue
  • Register to participate with Jen Nash, nashj5@ccf.org to ensure availability.
  • 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27
  • Cambridge Community Center, 3930 Cambridge Street, (702) 455-7169
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28
  • Nevada State Veteran’s Home, 100 Veteran’s Memorial Drive, Boulder City
  • Contact Agnes (702) 858-6581 or Lynda, (215) 805-0477 to register for an assessment

For more information, go to gethealthyclarkcounty.org.

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