FREE PRESENTATION AT WINDHAM HOSPITAL TO DISCUSS SLIPS AND FALLS AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM
Windham Hospital is presenting an informative, interactive seminar that will instruct attendees how to prevent falls and improve balance. Slips and Falls …How to Prevent Them, will be presented at the Beckish Senior Center, 188 Route 66 in Columbia on Thursday, April 21, from 9 - 10 a.m. The program is part of the Coffee & Conversation series and is free of charge. Refreshments will be served.
The seminar will be presented by Brian Cawley, PT, MBA and Jeannette Rohan, PT, who are part of the team at Windham Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation. As people age, a variety of factors can lead to falls and that can be devastating to an individual’s independence. The seminar will teach participants a variety of exercises which participants can perform on site while asking questions of the physical therapists. Simple props such as a balance ball and straps will be utilized to teach the exercises. Many of the exercises can also be done sitting in a chair.
“Windham Hospital recognizes the importance of staying active at all stages of life, and this seminar will provide some practical ways to improve balance, an issue that is particularly relevant as we age. I hope people from our surrounding towns take advantage of this free program provided by our extremely qualified and caring physical therapists,” said Dick Brvenik, President and CEO, Windham Hospital.
For more information about this or other programs or services at Windham Hospital, visit www.windhamhospital.org or call 860-456-6700.
Windham Hospital is a 130-bed acute care hospital serving thousands of people in northeastern Connecticut. For nearly 80 years Windham Hospital has been renowned for its outstanding physicians and extraordinary nursing care and today offers a unique combination of talent and technology in patient care as a member of Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut’s premier healthcare system.