Taking a fall for a senior can mean a trip to the emergency room and often surgery and a stay in the hospital. Nevada County Falls Prevention Coalition Coordinator Cynthia Schuetz says in 2010, the latest statistics available, 1,300 Nevada County seniors went to the ER because of a fall and 400 of those were admitted to the hospital for treatment. She says the home can be full of risks for a fall.
Next Wednesday the Nevada County Falls Prevention Coalition is hosting a free community workshop to help seniors remain independent and safe by reducing the risks of falling.
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The free community event will be held at Sierra Presbyterian Church on Wednesday September 19th from 9:30a.m. to 1p.m. Register by calling helpline at 273-2273 by Friday September 14th.