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Fall Prevention Awareness Day at Lafayette House
Release Date: July 27, 2012

Fall Prevention Awareness Day at Lafayette House

September 22 - 28, 2012, has been designated "Fall Prevention Awareness Week" in New Jersey. Approximately one-third of adults age 65 and older fall each year. Close to one-third of falls in older adults result in serious injury such as hip fracture or head injury. The majority of falls in older adults occur in the home. Falls can be prevented. Learn how by joining the Sussex County Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Services for Fall Prevention Awareness Day, at the Lafayette House, on Thursday, September 20, 2012, from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. This special event will include the premiere presentation of a HealthEASE educational program entitled "Standing Tall Against Falls." Also included will be an overview of the award-winning "A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls." Attendees will hear success stories from "graduates" of the eight-week workshop series and have the opportunity to sign-up for future workshops.

Fall Prevention Awareness Day includes a full breakfast buffet and is offered at the low cost of $5.00 per person. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact the Sussex County Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555 or seniorservices@sussex.nj.us for additional information or to register for the program.

A program of the Department of Human Services, Stephen R. Gruchacz, Administrator, Division of Senior Services, Lorraine Hentz, Division Director, One Spring Street, Newton, N.J. 07860 Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Phone 973-579-0555 Fax 973-579-0550 seniorservices@sussex.nj.us

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