Lutheran Medical Center Hopes To Reduce Senior Falls

IN DENVER, MICHAEL ABEYTA. ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE A GOAL CAR. LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER HOPES TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SENIOR CITIZENS HOSPITALIZED FOR FALLS. THEIR FIRST OF THE KIND COURSE OFFERS A NEW TWIST ON FALL PREVENTION. IT IS CALLED FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS FALL. IT IS PART CLASSROOM PART OBSTACLE COURSE. THE VERY FIRST THREE-WEEK COURSE IS JUST WRAPPING UP. IT CENTERS AROUND 26 STAGES DESIGNED TO TRAIN MUSCLE MEMORY. OUR OBSTACLE COURSE RE- CREATE THOSE 26 MOST COMMON WAYS THAT A PERSON IS GOING TO FALL DOWN. UNEVEN AND SLIPPERY SURFACES. IT POINTS OUT VERY OBVIOUSLY THAT I HAVE A LACK OF BALANCE WHICH I KNEW. I DECIDED IT WAS ABOUT TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. IT WILL REALLY PLEASE MY CHILDREN. ARVADA FIRE IS A PROGRAM PARTNER. THEY SAY FALLS ARE THE NUMBER 1 CALL FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. THE THREE-WEEK COURSE IS

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