A virtual workshop on fall prevention, intended to help older adults reduce their fear of falling and increase activity levels, will be offered by the Newport 60+ Activity Center from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 13.

The presenter is Ann Way, who will share information about common causes of falls in and out of the home, ways to avoid falls and some exercises designed to assist with balance and mobility.

Falls affect everyone, whether personally or someone you love or care about. Every second of every day, an older adult falls. Fall prevention is a variety of actions to help reduce the number of accidental falls suffered by older people. Falls and fall-related injuries are among the most serious and most common medical problems experienced by older adults. Nearly one-third of older persons fall each year, and half of them more than once.

To register for this virtual presentation, go online at www.newportoregon.gov/sc and click on the yellow banner “Browse the catalog and register.” Then click on the 60+ activities tab. There, you may view a listing of additional virtual programs and presentations. An email invite will be sent prior to the presentation.

For more information call 541-574-5459.

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