Calendar of Events

List of events planned to mark Falls Prevention Awareness during September 2014

Boonville
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sept. 24
Mizzou Therapy Services- Boonville, 1420 W. Ashley Road
Event will provide physical, medication, and ocular screenings.
Email Carmen Abbott at abbottc@health.missouri.edu

Branson/Hollister
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sept. 23
Branson Hollister Senior Center, 201 Compton Drive
Freedom from fall event:  A balance machine will be brought in to help distinguish risks for individuals and then educate them on personal precautions they can take to prevent falls.
Call Cindy Byrd at (417) 335-4801

Cabool
12:30 p.m. Sept. 23
Main Street, Cabool
A group of seniors who regularly attend exercise classes will walk with signs promoting health and mobility.
Call Angie Nordquist at (417) 962-3860

11:30 a.m. Oct. 3
Cabool Senior Center, 910 Cherry Street
Falls Prevention Education and Home Safety Education
Call Angie Nordquist at (417) 962-3860

11:30 a.m. Oct. 3
Pineview Heights, 515 Garst Street
Falls Prevention Education and Home Safety Education
Call Angie Nordquist at (417) 962-3860

Chillocothe
10:30 a.m. Sept. 22-26
Grand River Multipurpose Center, 607 W. Bus. Hwy. 36
Each day they will have Fall Awareness Bingo and will give tips and information regarding Falls Prevention.
Call Cindy Ireland at (660) 646-1555

Columbia
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sept. 19
Mizzou Therapy Services, Ellis Cancer Rehab (Inside Univ. Hosp.), 1 Hospital Drive
Event will provide physical, medication, and ocular screenings.
Email Carmen Abbott at abbottc@health.missouri.edu

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sept. 24
Mizzou Therapy Services- Business Loop, 315 W. Business Loop 70
Event will provide physical, medication, and ocular screenings.
Email Carmen Abbott at abbottc@health.missouri.edu

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sept. 25
Mizzou Therapy Services-Rangeline, 4040 Rangeline Street
Event will provide physical, medication, and ocular screenings.
Email Carmen Abbott at abbottc@health.missouri.edu

El Dorado Springs
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23
El Dorado Springs Senior Center, 604 S. Forrest
Seniors who have fallen this past year will tell how they fell and the extent of their injuries.
Call Leonard Burton at (417) 876-5574

Fulton
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sept. 25
Atlas Physical Therapy, 401 Gaylord Drive
Balance and fall risk assessment, strength, and flexibility screening.
Call Kelly Nickelson at (573) 642-8541

Gallatin
Sept. 23
Active Aging Resource Center, 109 S. Main Street
Falls Prevention Bingo will be played prior to lunch.
Call DeAnna Lewis at (660) 663-2828

11:45 a.m. Sept. 24
Active Aging Resource Center, 109 S. Main Street
“Steady As You Go” Campaign handouts and presentation.
Call DeAnna Lewis at (660) 663-2828

Higginsville
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sept. 17
Higginsville Senior Center, 101 W. 21st
Easy exercises for fall victims and help maintaining balance.
Call Susan Kumm at (660) 584-7040

Humansville
11:00 a.m. Sept. 23
Humansville Senior Center, 102 W. Tilden Street
Falls Prevention presentation by Mandy Howell, with tips on safety with transfers, assistive devices, and proper use of equipment, environmental factors, medication alerts and personal attire.
Call Mandy Howell at (417) 754-2208

Jefferson City
10:30 a.m. Sept. 22
Senior Center at Capital Mall, 3600 Country Club Drive
Will have several booths and health screens all related to Falls Prevention, such as grip testing, balance screening, medication reviews and more.  One hour of Tai-Chi exercise from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Call Brenda Doyle at (573) 635-4120

Marceline
8:00 a.m. Sept. 15
Marceline Nutrition Center, 229 W. Hauser
Strengthen your body to prevent falls.
Call Gaye Bell at (660) 376-3103

Maryville
11:00 a.m. Sept. 23
Nodaway County Senior Center, 1210 E. 1st. Street
Center will set up a living room display with several fall risks and have people identify as many fall risks as possible, with prizes, from 11 a.m. to noon, followed at 12:30 p.m. with Falls Bingo.
Call Amie Firavich at (660) 562-3999.

Mt. Vernon
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Sept. 25
Mt. Vernon Senior Center, 425 N. Main Street
A Fall Prevention Awareness Screening Clinic includes wellness opportunities, BP checks, foot and shoe assessments, medication checks, balance and strength screening, home hazard counseling and vision screenings.
Call Goeff Mosley at (417) 461-5498

O’Fallon
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sept. 25
Oasis, 106 N. Main Street
One Stop Shop to Stand Strong:  Free from Falls presentation, free screenings including balance, orthostatic blood pressure, and medication reviews. Bring your medication list!
Call Juliet Curtis at (314) 862-4859 extension 24.

Pattonsburg
12:30 p.m. Sept. 23
Pattonsburg Multipurpose Center, 401 Chestnut Street
Falls Prevention Bingo with prizes related to healthy living.  Presentations on Senior Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and overall senior wellness. Door prizes related to healthy living will be available.
Call Kay Sweat at (660) 367-2121

Rock Port
10:30 a.m. Sept. 9
Rock Port Senior Center, 505 S. Country Club Drive
The center will partner with Tiffany Home Health Care and set up visual displays of in-home fall hazards. All attendees will receive a flyer with information regarding in-home safety and may enter a contest to list the number of hazards in the display.  Winners will receive a small prize.

Salisbury
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sept. 23
Salisbury Senior Center, 304 Broadway
Falls Prevention Presentation.
Call Sasha Harlan at (660) 388-5431

Savannah
12:15 p.m. Sept. 23
Savannah Senior Center, 12737 St. Rt. E
Program on Show Me Falls Free Missouri
Call Sandy Beattie at (816) 324-4916

St. Clair
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sept. 17
St. Clair Senior Center, 510 Park Ave
Event will feature fall risk assessments, flu shots, blood sugar checks, blood pressure clinic, and information about fraud.
Call Mary Baldwin at (636) 629-2187

Sept. 22- Sept. 26
St. Clair Senior Center, 510 Park Ave
Each day, information will be distributed to educate people about how to reduce their risk of falling. Topics include: assistive devices, home modifications, safety around pets, medication, and falls safety checklist.
Call Mary Baldwin at (636) 629-2187

St. Joseph
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19
Word of Life Church, 3902 NE Riverside Rd
Health fair: featuring Tai Chi for Falls Prevention interactive demonstrations, screenings for overall wellness, presentations, exercises, home safety activities, balance testing, foot screenings and much more.  Door prizes, informational materials and snacks provided.
Email Debbie Carver at Debbie.carver@mymlc.com

St. Peters
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17
St. Peters Senior Center, 108 McMenamy Road
Health screenings and Falls Prevention Education.
Call Teri Fletcher at (636) 279-2410

St. Louis
10:00 a.m. Sept. 15
St. Raymond’s Apartments, 1015 Park Avenue
Falls Prevention presentation including information on fall risks and steps to minimize those risks.
Email Nora Sheilds-Cutler at shields-cutlern@stlouis-mo.gov

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17
South County Senior Center, 225 Lemay Ferry Road
Falls Prevention Activities:  free health screenings, education, exercises, Bingo and more.  Reservations required one day in advance for lunch.
Call Pam Guest at (314) 631-8698

11:00 a.m. Sept. 22
Eads Square Apartments, 2700 Henrietta
Falls Prevention presentation including information on fall risks and steps to minimize those risks.
Email Nora Sheilds-Cutler at shields-cutlern@stlouis-mo.gov

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 23
Barnes Jewish Hospital, 4921 Parkview Plaza Place
(Center for Advanced Medicine- 3rd Floor)
Event will feature a series of assessments and screening stations to test participants’ likelihood of a fall.
Call Traci Norris, PT, DPT, GCS at (314) 362-2389

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sept. 23
Maryland Heights Community Center, 2344 McKelvey Road
One Stop Shop to Stand Strong: Free from Falls presentation, free screenings including balance, orthostatic blood pressure, and medication reviews. Bring your medication list! Registration is preferred Call Juliet Curtis at (314) 862-4859, extension 24, or visit oasisnet.org/stlouis to register for this free event.

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sept. 23
Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade
One Stop Shop to Stand Strong: Free from Falls presentation, free screenings including balance, orthostatic blood pressure, and medication reviews. Bring your medication list! Registration is preferred. Call Juliet Curtis at (314) 862-4859, extension 24, or visit oasisnet.org/stlouis to register for this free event.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sept. 24
Southview Assisted Living and Memory Care, 9916 Reavis Road
One Stop Shop to Stand Strong: Free from Falls presentation, free screenings including balance, orthostatic blood pressure, and medication reviews. Bring your medication list!
Call Juliet Curtis at (314) 862-4859, extension 24.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sept. 25
Northwest Healthcare, 1225 Graham Road
One Stop Shop to Stand Strong: Free from Falls presentation, free screenings including balance, orthostatic blood pressure, and medication reviews. Bring your medication list!
Call Juliet Curtis at (314) 862-4859, extension 24.

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Oct. 1
Sheppard Center of Webster-Kirkwood, 1333 West Lockwood Ave.
Event will feature a presentation on Falls Prevention.
Email Adam Bridwell at amb2925@bjc.org

10:00 a.m. Oct. 20
Grace Hill Patch Center, 7925 Minnesota
Falls Prevention presentation including information on fall risks and steps to minimize those risks.
Email Nora Sheilds-Cutler at shields-cutlern@stlouis-mo.gov

Stockton
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23
Korth Senior Center, 309 W. Englewood
Seniors who have fallen this past year will tell how they fell and the extent of their injuries.
Call Leonard Burton at (417) 276-5306

Sullivan
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sept. 25
Sullivan Senior Center, 730 W. Main Street
Health Fair featuring Falls Prevention Information, Flu Shot Clinic, and more.
Call Rita Boyle at (573) 468-3766

Trenton
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Sept. 22
Trenton Senior Center, 2901 Hoover Drive
Hy-Vee Nutritionist Cindy Eivins will speak on how to eat the right foods to stay strong, what supplements to take for bone strength, and she will give food samples. Therapists from Wright Memorial Hospital will show what medical equipment can be used to recover from a fall and demonstrate how to try to get up from a fall.  There will be giveaways, samples of supplements, information on preventing falls and a drawing for door prizes.

Call Connie Reed at (660) 359-3058

Unionville
11:30 a.m. Sept. 19
PC Café and Resource Center, 116 S. 17th Street
A physical therapist from Putnam Memorial Hospital will speak on Falls Prevention.
Call Mary Clapham at (660) 947-3643

Sept. 23
PC Café and Resource Center, 116 S. 17th Street
Falls Prevention Bingo will be played over lunch.
Call Mary Clapham at (660) 947-3643

Van Buren
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Nov. 8
Carter County Nutrition Center, #16 Ball Park Road
Fall Prevention and Health Event. Breakfast of biscuits and gravy will be served at 8:00 a.m.and lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m
Call Barb Rogers at (573) 323-8377

Warsaw
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23
Warsaw Senior Center, 17571 North Dam Access Road
Informational presentation with tips and suggestions to prevent falls.
Call Bridget Lewis at (660) 438-3300

The Missouri Pharmacy Association will have numerous additional events at local pharmacies.  Check out its webpage for events near you. http://www.morx.com/events-calendar