Make your home a falls-free zone

Just Ask Arkansas City Presbyterian VillagePeople may feel safest in their homes, but that’s where older adults can sustain most of their injuries. The most frequent cause of injury in the home is falling; one-third of people over 65 fall every year. Falls are often caused by hazards that are easy to overlook and easy to fix.

Learn more at “Slips, Trips and Falls,” a free Just Ask presentation Jan. 16. Mike Evinger, an emergency medical technician with the local reserve fire department, will talk about hazards the department sees that are not commonly known. He also will talk about the most common injuries seen as a result of a slip, trip or fall. Attendees will take away tips on removing hazards from their homes.

“Slips, Trips and Falls” will begin at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16, 2015, at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, 1711 N. Fourth. Refreshments will be served. Call Marketing Director Tara Clawson at 620-506- 0375 or send us an email.

The talk is part of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor’s Just Ask series, a free, ongoing lifelong learning program featuring information from local, regional and national experts on topics of interest to older adults and their families.