Adult Health Clinic at the Library

September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month. No, not preventing the leaves changing colors or the inevitable onslaught of pumpkin spiced everything, but bringing awareness to the impact falls can have on older adults.

In partnership with the Safe Aging Coalition of Northern Kentucky, the 4th Annual Adult Health Clinic will occur at  Boone County Public Library.

Main Library
1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005
Friday, September 20
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

According the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. An older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury every 11 seconds, according to the National Council on Aging. The CDC also states that “falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.”

The 11th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day occurs this September in conjunction with the first day of the fall season. This day exist to bring awareness to the causes, impact, and prevention falls can have on older adults. In honor of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, the Adult Health Clinic will offer free health screenings and education for all adults provided by local health organizations and companies at the Main Library. Learn about resources and get tips on navigating the health care system for older adults. There will be a variety of screenings and educational resources, including: flu and pneumonia vaccines, hearing screenings, pulse screenings, “Sit to Stand” tests, and financial, legal, and healthcare information.

*Health insurance required for vaccinations.

Schedule:

10 a.m.-Registration begins

10:30 a.m.-Chair Yoga

11:15 a.m.-Laughter Yoga

Noon-Fall Prevention Presentation

12:40 p.m.-Drawings for door prizes begin

The following organizations will be present at the Adult Health Clinic: 

  •  Active Day- Ft.Thomas
  • Acute Hearing
  • Baptist Life Communities
  • Brain Injury Alliance of NKY
  • Brookdale
  • Burlington Healthcare
  • Captel
  • Care Patrol
  • City Care Pick Up
  • Connecting Hearts
  • Dominion Senior Living
  • First Financial Bank
  • Gateway
  • Heaven Sent
  • Hebron Chiropractor
  • Hummel Insurance Group
  • Just a Little Assistance
  • Kentucky Elder Estate Lawyers
  • Kroger
  • Lifeline Home Care
  • Linnemann Funeral Home
  • Madonna Manor
  • Northern Kentucky Area
    Development District
  • Right at Home
  • Senior Market Team
  • Sports of all Sorts
  • St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular
  • St. Elizabeth Hospice
  • St. Elizabeth Physicians
  • St. Elizabeth Wound Care
  • St.Elizabeth Primewise
  • Therapeutic Counseling &
    Intervention Services
  • TransAmerica
  • Walgreens
  • Woodmen Life
  • YMCA Senior Centers     
  • Home Instead
  • Visiting Angels
  • Brightstar
  • Covington Ladies Home
  • Trinity Aging Life Advisors

 

      

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