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Area Agency on Aging 3 prepares for Falls Prevention Awareness Day

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The agency hosted an event to prepare for the national awareness day which comes around on September 22. The agency hosted an event to prepare for the national awareness day which comes around on September 22.
Several checkups were made available, for free, to bring attention to fall prevention. Several checkups were made available, for free, to bring attention to fall prevention.

The Area Agency on Aging 3 is getting folks ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

The agency hosted an event to prepare for the national awareness day which comes around on September 22. But today, several checkups were made available, for free, to bring attention to fall prevention. Along with fall risk screenings put on by Northwest Physical Therapy, Auglaize Audiology provided hearing checks, flu-shots were provided by Walgreens and Goodwill was there to display items on loan. Dan Settlage said risk assessments will help identify therapy needs where they can improve one's balance.

"It's a good time because we're coming into the fall season, we're coming into winter season is right around the corner," said Settlage, vice president of public relations and marketing at Northwest Physical Therapy. "When we get into the winter it provides a whole lot of other issues that can real affect balance and falls with the ice, with the rain and things of that nature."

Settlage added therapy will improve balance to the point where you're strong enough to catch yourself before you fall.

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