The fear of falling is common among older people. The good news is that 40% of falls are preventable.
A Sharp Rees-Stealy physical therapist leads this online class designed for anyone who has fallen before or has a fear or concern about falling. The webinar includes a PowerPoint presentation, an exercise demonstration, and techniques to get up from the floor in case you fall. There will also be plenty of time for questions.
By attending this class, you will be able to:
- Identify changes that occur with aging and how to reduce your risk of falling associated with these changes
- Identify hazards inside and outside the home that can cause falls
- Learn exercises to reduce the risk of falling
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
A fee of $2
will be deducted from the amount paid if you cancel your registration less than 5 days
before the event.
Caregivers are also welcome to attend this class.
Judy Verbanets, MS, PT, is a neurologic specialist in the Sharp Rees-Stealy Physical Therapy Department, who specializes in treating patients with balance problems. She has taught fall prevention classes for many years.
All classes will be conducted virtually utilizing Mend. You will need to have a computer, smartphone or tablet with a camera, microphone and speakers, so that you can see and hear the instructor. You will receive an email directly from Mend with the login instructions two days before the class.
If you did not receive the login instructions, please call us at 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm.
Please log in 10 minutes early to ensure that you are ready to start class on time.
A fall risk assessment will be sent to you in a separate email from your registration confirmation. Please complete the assessment before the class.