November is Fall Prevention Month

FALLS:

‘Reduce the Risk’ Webinar Series

Did you know that falls cost Canada’s health care system nearly $7 billion dollars a year?

And that one in three seniors fall every year?

Find out how to reduce your risk.

Our friends at C.A.R.P. Ottawa will be holding a series of four free webinars during November and have invited Halton members to participate. The first of these sessions will take place on Friday November 6th from 10.00am to 11.00am. Registration is required. 

C.A.R.P. Ottawa presents:
FALLS: ‘Reduce the Risk’ Webinar series.
Register for the first webinar in a series of four for free at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/falls-reduce-the-risk-webinar-series-session-1-registration-125055100171.

You will find details for the following 3 sessions below. Registration is required.

Week 2:  Thursday, November 12th, 10:00-11:00

Free Fallin’ is a great Tom Petty song but not great for bathrooms. Make your bathroom safer. 

Worried about a fall when you bathe or shower?  Find out about grab bars and other ways to make your bathroom safer.

Speakers:

Paulette Guitard (Occupational Therapist and Full Professor, University of Ottawa)

Peter Hache (Owner, Renos4Seniors and Renos4LIFE)

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to join https://zoomermedia.zoom.us/j/86257839723

Or join by phone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
Canada: +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099
Webinar ID: 862 5783 9723

International numbers available: https://zoomermedia.zoom.us/u/kejIiqCxoR

Please note that if you phone in, long distance charges may apply.

You may register for the remaining webinars in this series on eventbrite:

Week 3: Thursday, November 19th, 10-11 AM

“Have you had the conversation”?  Your health care providers can give you tips on how to prevent falls. 

How to initiate a discussion with your health care providers about the risk of falls and how to prevent them.

Speakers:

Helen Johnson (Physiotherapist, LHIN, Windsor-Essex)

Dr. Eoghan O’Shea (Family Physician, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa)

Nurroz Datoo (Pharmacist, Ottawa)

Link to registration site for week 3 session: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/falls-reduce-the-risk-webinar-series-session-3-tickets-126570962155

Week 4: Thursday, November 26th, 10-11 AM

Are your stairs safe for you, your relatives and friends? How to make stairs safer for everyone.

Find out about common indoor and outdoor stair hazards that cause falls and what you can do to improve stair safety.

Speakers:

Sarah Fraser (Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa)

Craig White (Branch Manager, Stannah Canada Inc.)

Link to registration site for week 4 session: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/falls-reduce-the-risk-webinar-series-session-4-tickets-126571367367