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Mark your calendar: Adult Health Clinic returns to the Boone County Public Library, main branch

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 third annual Adult Health Clinic will occur at Boone County Public Library.

Adult Health Clinic
Boone County Public Library, Main Library

1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005
Friday, September 21, 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 tenth 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. *Health insurance required for vaccinations.

Breakout sessions:

10:30 a.m.-Yoga

11:15 a.m.-Laughter Yoga

Noon-Fall Prevention Presentation

The following list provides more information about the types of screenings and education offered during the Adult Health Clinic:

Organization/Company and Screening/Education Offered    

  1. Acute Hearing Solutions
  2. Care Patrol, Care options after a fall
  3. Connecting Hearts, Hydrate to health
  4. Home Instead, Philips Lifeline with falls check
  5. NKY Pain Med, Stem cell therapy vs joint replacements
  6. Hebron Chiropractic, Massage and muscle scan
  7. CAREtenders, Falls risk assessment
  8. Sports of All Sorts, 30-second brain test and exercises
  9. Coldwell Banker,  SMART Home/Home modification
  10. Colonial Heights, Wellness program education
  11. Captel, Telephone options for hearing impaired
  12. Hummel and Hatfield, Relationship between falls and life insurance
  13. Baptist Life Communities, Strengthening exercises
  14. Edward Jones, Hospital and long term care costs
  15. Boone County Alliance, Diabetes education
  16. Northern Kentucky Area Development District, Falls education and resources
  17. Healthsouth, Parkinson’s education
  18. IvyKnoll, Glucose testing
  19. Madonna Manor, Balance testing
  20. Emerald Green, Fall prevention tips for loved ones
  21. Gateway, Stroke education
  22. Walgreens, Flu Shots
  23. Magnolia Springs, Lighting in the Home
  24. Burlington Healthcare, Diabetic shoe education
  25. YMCA Senior Centers, Senior center information
  26. Biodex, Balance testing
  27. Heaven Sent, Yoga for balance in the home
  28. IKOR, Emergency contract information
  29. Oxford Therapy, Injury screenings
  30. Alzheimer’s Association, Dementia and Alzheimer’s education
  31. Woodman Life, Education about the cost of a fall
  32. Atria, Health Care Blood pressure testing
  33. Kindred at Home, Heart education related to fall prevention
  • Drawings for door prizes will be start at 12:40 pm.

Boone County Public Library

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