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Thursday, October 03, 2019, 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM
The Village at 2430 K Street NW
This program covers the reality of falling as you get older and what you can do to reduce your risk of falling. Topics include: home safety/environment, assistive devices, footwear, recommended medical checkups (internal medicine and vision), community resources and targeted exercises. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and learn a series of helpful exercises using a Theraband.
We hope to continue with a monthly support group.
Who: Sophia Janson, PT, GCS and Helaina Roisman, MSW, LICSW
Sophia Janson has almost 30 years of experience as a physical therapist. She is board certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy and understands how the aging process impacts balance and falls risk. The majority of her clinical experience is in home health care which includes home safety assessments and falls prevention instruction. She is an adjunct professor in the department of physical therapy at Marymount University.
Helaina Roisman is a licensed clinical social worker and the Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator at the GWU Hospital, a level 1 Trauma Center. A Level 1 center treats the most critically injured and engages in injury prevention efforts in the community. As part of her mission, Ms. Roisman teaches evidence based falls prevention classes including “Matter of Balance” and SAIL. In addition, she leads the Trauma Survivors Network at GWU Hospital.
Cost: Free to members.
Accessibility: The building has a ramp to the entrance and elevators inside.
Registration is required.