Maybe you remember thinking this line from the commercial was a little silly, but falls are a serious concern for older adults. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults according the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the National Council on Aging, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury every 13 seconds. Every year one out of three older adults fall and one out of five falls cause serious injuries such as broken bones.
The 9th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day occurs on September 22,
2016, in conjunction with the first day of the fall season. The day exists to raise awareness about how to prevent fall related injuries among older adults. In honor of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, an adult health clinic offering free health screenings and education for all adults will be provided by local health organizations and companies at the Main Library. Learn about resources and get tip
s on navigating the health care system for older adults. The Adult Health Clinic is provided by the Safe Aging Coalition of Northern Kentucky.
*Health insurance required for vaccinations.
Adult Health Clinic
Boone County Public Library, Main Library
1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005
Thursday, September 22
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- 11:30 a.m. – The Legal Implications of a Fall presented by the Law Firm of Parker Clifton
- 12:30 p.m. – The Financial Implications of a Fall presented by Morgan Stanley
The following list provides more information about the types of screenings and education offered during the Adult Health Clinic:
- Personal Touch, blood pressure screenings
- Senior Helpers, Alzheimer’s education
- NKY Pain & Wellness, bone density
- Delphi Behavioral Health, chemical dependency
- Walgreens, flu shots
- Burlington Rx, pulse ox
- Gentiva Home Health, blood pressure screenings
- Connecting Hearts, hydration
- Hebron Chiropractic, massage/muscle scan
- Hearing Solutions, hearing screening
- Atria, healthy cooking
- St Elizabeth Hospice, Five Wishes
- St Elizabeth Wound Care, diabetic foot ulcer education/screening
- St Elizabeth, rehab services
- St Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Hands Only, CPR
- EMS Community Outreach Van, injury prevention education
- Refreshed Living/Melaleuca, non-toxic living education
- Rosedale Green BERG, balance test
- Magnolia Springs, staying independent education
- Bright Star, falls risk education
- Right at Home, falls screening
- Sams Education of Svs-Rx, vision screenings
- MD2U, importance of primary care
- Crescent Insurance Insurance, education for heart/diabetes
- Gateway, Parkinson’s ed with OT
- Kroger, vaccines:
- Hospice of Bluegrass
- Woodcrest Nursing Facility, pulmonary function test
- NKY Pharmacist Association, medical management
- NKY Health Department, diabetes and glucose education
Take part in a Brown Bag Medicine Review –Pharmacists will review your medicines for side effect of increased falling risks. Bring a list of your medicines.
Drawings for door prizes will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Kate Sowada is the Community Events Liaison at Boone County Public Library. Her enthusiasm for community engagement and development can be traced back to her experience volunteering as a teenager. Studying Geography in college, working with public art projects during grad school and facilitating statewide outreach programs are a few of the community oriented adventures that led her to Boone County Public Library where she is excited about engaging the people of Boone County and broader Northern Kentucky region through library programs and events.