ETMC will offer a free KnowledgeFirst Forum on fall prevention
Tuesday, Aug. 14, at noon in the ETMC Pavilion in Tyler with Vicky
LaMay, outreach education specialist for ETMC EMS, presenting.
"Concerns over falling are particularly troublesome for the
elderly," LaMay said, "as, each year, one in three adults over the
age of 65 experiences a fall." Falls are a leading cause of
injury-related deaths among the elderly, according to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention.
"The good news is falls are largely preventable," she said. "By
following a few simple steps, older adults can reduce their risk
for falling and stay active and independent."
A light lunch will be served. Free parking is available next to
the ETMC Pavilion, located at 801 Clinic Drive in Tyler. The gate
opens at 11:30 a.m. Please pre-register by calling 800-648-8141 and