I had been troubled for many, many months with a very painful right knee. When my doctor suggested surgery, I questioned if there wasn’t something else we could do. In our conversation, I asked about the Aquatic Center which was being built on the corner of my residential street
The Peter B. Lewis Aquatic & Therapy Center is proud to have Fall Prevention Day and everyone is invited! Falls threaten senior’s safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based falls prevention programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
One-third of Americans aged 65+ falls each year.
Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.
Falls result in more than 2.5 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 734,000 hospitalizations and more than 21,700 deaths.
In 2013, the total cost of fall injuries was $34 billion.
The financial toll for older adult falls is expected to increase as the population ages and may reach $67.7 billion by 2020.
Falls, with or without injury, also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness.
Are you at risk? Learn what you can do prevent falls at The Peter B. Lewis Aquatic & Therapy Center for this ONE day only event on Wednesday, October 7. To inquire about the program or to attend one of our educational sessions, call 216-595-7345
Below is a list of our Fall Prevention Day activities!!
8:30 – 9:30 Fall prevention theme Bingo
9:30—10:00 Testing your balance with 4 different assessments
10:00—10:30 FAQ’s with Postural Hypotension assessment
10:30—11:00 Instructions on how to get up from a fall
11:00—11:30 Educational obstacle course with home hazards corrections
11:30—12:30 Tai Chi class
12:30—1:30 Join in the walking club- Walkers of varied abilities enjoy the outdoors at Acacia Metroparks
NEW! LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD®
LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® are research-based treatment programs that have proven effectiveness with those individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
LSVT BIG® Research has shown improvements including:
Faster walking with bigger steps
Improved trunk rotation
Improvements in activities of daily living such as getting in and out of bed
LSVT BIG® is a standardized treatment protocol which must be followed. LSVT BIG® treatment consists of :
Evaluation by certified LSVT BIG® physical therapist
16 individualized sessions, 4 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks
Therapy sessions are 60 min in length
Daily homework practice
Daily carryover exercises
LSVT BIG® can only be conducted by therapists certified through LSVT Global to deliver this method of treatment. We are proud to be the ONLY facility in the Cleveland area to offer both the LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® programs.