Bronson Offers ThinkFIRST Fall Prevention Class - Bronson Healthcare

Published on July 19, 2018

Bronson Offers ThinkFIRST Fall Prevention Class

Falls are the leading cause of injury for people over age 65. But, there are preventative steps which can help reduce the risk of falling. Bronson is hosting a free program called ThinkFIRST, to address concerns about falling and to help adults recognize risks that might otherwise go unnoticed. This includes identifying hazards in the home and community that contribute to falls.

The program will be held on Wednesday, August 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Bronson Athletic Club, located at 6789 Elm Valley Drive, Kalamazoo, just off I-94 at exit 72.

The two-hour presentation will cover fall prevention topics like:

  • Home safety
  • Safety in the community
  • Talking with your physician
  • Proper nutrition
  • The significance of exercise
  • Vision
  • Medications

“This program is designed for anyone who has concerns about falling, either for themselves or a loved one. It’s also for anyone who may have already had a fall, and wants to prevent it from happening again,” says Cheryl Stevenson, injury prevention coordinator at Bronson Methodist Hospital, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center.

ThinkFIRST National Injury Prevention Foundation focuses on educational programs to help people who are at high risk of injury. Their injury prevention programs are theory- and evidence-based. This means the programs have been heavily researched and tested before being made available across the nation.

To register for this free program, visit bronsonhealth.com/classes. For more information on the event, contact Cheryl Stevenson at Bronson Trauma Services by calling (269) 341-6915 or stevensc@braonsonhg.org.