Snyder Village in cooperation with Bradley University will host a “Fall Prevention Expo” for seniors on Friday, Sept. 22, 1–2:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Therapy staff from Snyder Village and Physical Therapy students from Bradley will be on hand to provide tips and information on fall prevention, ways to improve walking and balance, as well as assessment of walking devices (like canes or walkers). Attendees are encouraged to bring any devices along with them so they can be checked for fit and proper use.

Falls are the number one cause of injury and death from injury among older Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One out of three people over age 65 will fall each year, and that number raises to one out of two people for those aged 85 and older. Falling can be dangerous and cause broken bones, hospital stays, and loss of independence.

This expo will focus on some things seniors can do to help reduce the risk of falling. For more information, contact the Therapy Department at Snyder Village at (309) 367-4300, Ext. 101.