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Friday, September 10, 2010

Yates County Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Yates County Falls Prevention Awareness Day
September 21, 2010

Did you know that medication interactions are a leading cause of falls for seniors 60 years of age and older? Community based adults over the age of 65 who experienced a fall within the past year were more likely to be taking more than 4 prescribed medications.

Wouldn’t you like to know if your prescription and over the counter medications could cause you to fall? ProAction Yates Office for the Aging, Yates County Public Health, and Yates County Emergency Management Services are conducting a Medication Review Event.
At this event, a local pharmacist will be evaluating your medications. You will also receive Falls Prevention education including home safety tips, and the sign ups for the Matter of Balance Falls Prevention Exercise class.

Please bring a list of your prescription and over the counter medications including the name of the medication, the dosage, the dosage instructions, the name of the prescriber, and what the medication is being taken for, to the event location of your choice:

10am -12noon: First Presbyterian Church, Corner of Main and Clinton Streets, Penn Yan

1pm-2pm: Roy Wood Community Room, Dundee Youth Center 15-17 Main Street, Dundee

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