Thursday, July 28, 2022

Stand Up To Falling Down- A Fall Prevention & Awareness Event


Sun Health wants to keep you standing tall. Each year, 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. However, fall-related injuries are preventable. Join Sun Health for our 8th Annual Stand Up to Falling Down fall prevention event.

Attend in-person or virtually through Zoom. Participate in a way that works for you!

The event will feature educational presentations from Banner Health professionals, fall prevention resources, as well as fall risk assessments. drawing will be held after each presentation for a fall risk assessment using VirtuSense™, the number one fall prevention solution in the world!

Thursday, September 22
9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
The Colonnade,
a Sun Health Community
19116 N. Colonnade Way
Surprise, AZ 85374

Presentations & Speakers:

9:00 a.m. Vendor Walk

9:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Sun Health Team

9:35 a.m. Banner Health Injury Prevention Program:
Fall Prevention Home Safety Tips
Melissa Luxton, MSN, RN, Banner Health
Tracey Fejt, RN, Banner Health
This interactive program is designed for community dwelling adults over the age of 65. The program uses evidence-based education, utilizing the STEADICompendium developed by the CDC, as well Safety Town’s adult safety house, providing interactive and engaging education for the senior community.

10:05 a.m. Improving Bone Health: Strategies
and Current Medical Trends
Dr. Christina Khoury, Orthopedic Surgeon, Abrazo Health
The strength of your bones is an important determinant of your quality of life, especially in your golden years. Dr. Khoury will discuss how to monitor, maintain and strength your bones.

10:35 a.m. Vendor Walk

10:45 a.m. Balance Assessments Demonstration with VirtuSense™
Megan Motsko, Program Manager
Jonathan Schwinger, PTA
Kelly Roggatz, Rehab Technician

10:55 a.m. Don’t Fall For It!
Rhonda Zonoozi, ACSM-EP, Cardiac Rehab
Exercise Physiologist, Banner Health
Our chance of falling is impacted by our choices and what is around us. Learn how to reduce the risk of falling and increase your balance and mobility, wellbeing and physical safety.

11:25 a.m. Closing Remarks

11:30 a.m. Fall Risk Assessments by appointment only


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