Mobül Home Mobility Store to Host Class, “Fall Prevention: What You Should Know”
2013-09-17 · By Editor
Mobül, the new home mobility store in Long Beach, will be celebrating Falls Prevention Awareness Day and Active Aging Week, starting on the first day of fall, September 22, 2013.
The theme for this nationwide event is Preventing Falls—One Step at a Time. Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those aged 65 and over.
On Thursday, September 26th at 1:00PM, Mobül launches Mobül University with its first class, “Fall Prevention: What You Should Know” taught by Ronna Kizner, R.P.T. The class is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Please call Mobül (562-343-7333) to reserve your spot.
Mobül is also proud to team up with NOVA—a leading innovator and manufacturer of mobility, bathroom safety, and independent living products—to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day and Active Aging Week. As part of this special week, Mobül will be showcasing a variety of home medical equipment items to prevent falls, including grab bars, bathroom safety products, walker ski glides, and rolling walkers.
Mobül—the home mobility store, located at 2153 N. Bellflower Blvd. in Long Beach, is the largest home medical equipment store in Southern California with the best selection of products in the market.
“Falls are not a normal part of aging, and this day of awareness provides an opportunity to educate older adults and the community at large about how to reduce falls risks,” said (Bonita) Lynn Beattie, vice president of Injury Prevention with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), leader of the Falls Free® Initiative, which includes more than 40 states and 70 national organizations, professional associations, and federal agencies across the country dedicated to reducing fall-related injuries and deaths among older adults. “We encourage seniors and their families to take proactive steps to prevent falls and stay independent for as long as possible.”
Studies show that a combination of interventions can significantly reduce falls among older adults, including making sure the home environment is safe and supportive.