National Falls Prevention Week 2022

National Falls Prevention Week in Arlington Heights
Posted on 09/15/2022

The Village of Arlington Heights is focusing on Falls Prevention through an educational session held at various Senior Living Communities throughout the week of September 18-24. Falls result in more than 3 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 32,000 deaths.

Arlington Heights Community Risk Division Chief for the Fire Department, David Roberts and Senior Center Manager, Tracey Colagrossi will discuss ways of prevention and risks at Luther Village on September 19th at 1:30 p.m., Church Creek on September 20th at 1:30 p.m., the Arlington Heights Senior Center on September 21st at 1:30 p.m., and at the Moorings at of Arlington Heights at 2:00 p.m. on September 22nd. The National Council on Aging provides a falls screening questionnaire which will be conducted after the falls presentation.

"Falls and fall-related calls are one of our top categories for ambulance responses each year," said Division Chief Dave Roberts. "The Arlington Heights Fire Department is excited to collaborate with the Senior Center during Fall Prevention Week to help reduce falls in our community. We feel that this is a great opportunity to further provide service to the residents of the Village of Arlington Heights."

The Northwest Community Healthcare Physical Therapy Department will provide free falls screening clinic on Friday, September 22 from 9 am to Noon, by appointment only. To register for an appointment time, please call the Arlington Heights Senior Center at 847.253.5532.

Falls Prevention Week is a celebration of the Arlington Heights community working together to live well and age well. The Arlington Heights Senior Center is Accredited through the National Council on Aging. September is National Senior Center Month. Learn More about programs and services.

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