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I Fall Prevention Campaign (07/04/2016)

a workshop on how to get up after a fall, which will be developed in the 25 fitness courses adapted for over 65 years being held during this week will be held.

Councilwoman Policy Staff in the city of Lorca, Fátima Mínguez, has reported that a total of 453 people over our town are benefiting from a new program launched by the city council in order to prevent falls, one situations leading to increased risk of physical harm to this group.

It should be noted that this program includes the completion of 25 courses adapted gymnastics, specially designed to guide our elders preemptively against such situations, as well as how to stand up properly after suffering a mishap.

The Edil of Staff explained that falls are the most common form of accident in the elderly, so they represent the leading cause of accidental death in this age group.

The elderly fallers very often.

In fact it is estimated that about a third of the elderly living in their homes, and half of those living in nursing homes and similar institutions, suffer at least one fall per year.

To emphasize the importance of the problem it is noted that individuals who suffer a fall between 5 and 25% often have significant injuries, and those who require hospitalization after a fall survives only half a year later.

Silvente Mínguez has stated that these courses give our seniors a valuable tool to both preventive and response falls after suffering one.

These events deserve special attention in the area of ​​geriatrics for its high incidence and the consequences they entail.

We therefore consider very valuable conducting a prevention campaign that includes distribution of informative infographics at various senior centers in the municipality on performance against these episodes.

It also held a workshop on how to get up after a fall, which will be developed in the 25 fitness courses adapted for over 65 years being held during this week.

The campaign also includes the dissemination of information of interest and profit on the subject through the web www.lorcamayor.es

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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