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Community Approach to Preventing Falls
April 10, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Suzie Ryer, DPT, GCS, CEEAA-Board Certified Geriatric Physical Therapist, Co-Chair, MKE Cty Falls Prevention Coalition
Ed Duthie MD, AGSF-Professor of Medicine (Geriatric and Palliative Medicine) Medical College of Wis.
Falls are the leading cause of older adult injury and death, with one out of every four adults over the age of 65 falling annually. Wisconsin leads the nation in falls causing injury at a rate almost 3x the national average. Preventing falls is a complex issue which involves the health system, community organizations, and individuals coming together to identify and address needs. Ryer and Duthie will describe current initiatives of the Milwaukee County Falls Prevention Coalition, which aims to take a community approach to this public health issue. Host: BJ Ermenc
In-Person or Online at 10:00!
In-Person: Come to Max Otto Hall and watch the Forum projected on a large screen. Attendees will be able to ask questions.
Zoom – Watch from home via Zoom at this link https://bit.ly/UUForum You will be able to ask questions online as in the past.
YouTube – Watch the livestream at 10:00 or a later time at our YouTube channel You will not be able to ask questions.
For over 50 years, the Sunday Forum lecture series has showcased provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education, and more. The Sunday Forum is held at 10:00 a.m. September through May. Speakers give a 45-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. The content of Forum lectures does not necessarily express the viewpoint of First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, but are meant to offer thoughtful topics which our members often pursue further on their own.