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FallsFREE CheckUp with Villages and CHRISTUS

Join CHRISTUS St. Vincent and Villages of Santa Fe for a special event to help older adults in the Santa Fe community stay fall-free.


Santa Fe, NM, July 10, 2024 — Did you know that falling is NOT a normal part of aging?


On September 25, from 9 am to 2 pm, Villages of Santa Fe and CHRISTUS St. Vincent are offering a Falls FREE Check Up, with presentations by experts on preventing falls and exercise demonstrations to encourage everyone to 'move it.'

More than one out of three New Mexicans age 65+ fall every year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. Exercise is the only proven way to prevent falls.


Join us for FREE risk assessments and learn short, fun exercises that help you just 'move it.' Professionals from the CHRISTUS St. Vincent team and Villages' instructors are leading the charge to 'turn the curve' in preventing falls in our older population in Northern New Mexico.


Join professionals from CHRISTUS St. Vincent and Villages:

·      Get a FREE falls risk assessments,

·      Learn the causes of falls and how to avoid them,

·      Talk with professionals about how vision, hearing, and balance affect falls,

·      Develop your plan for healthy aging,

·      Explore exercises that improve balance and flexibility.

 

Ann Garcia, MD, CHRISTUS St Vincent's Geriatric Medicine Adult and Family Clinic:

‘As a geriatric physician, I urge every patient to maintain mental, social, and physical activity. These are key to a successful aging process.’

 


CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center at 455 Hospital Drive

Wednesday, September 25, from 9 am to 2 pm.

Drop in - it's free and open to the public. Plenty of free parking and refreshments.

CONTACT:

Ann Church, Villages of Santa Fe, 505-501-8187, info@villagesofsantafe.org


Sponsored by:

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

Villages of Santa Fe

Villages' goal is to reduce death and injury from falls among Northern New Mexico adults 65 and older by providing age-appropriate exercise and wellness programs. www.villagesofsantafe.org 

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the national voice for every person's right to age well. We believe that how we age should not be determined by gender, color, sexuality, income, or zip code.

 

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