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February 28, 2020

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Local organizations participate in Fall Prevention Awareness event

The Area Agency on Aging 3 will host an event to promote Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Monday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. at the Area Agency on Aging 3, 2423 Allentown Road, Lima,  next to Tom Ahl and across from Walmart.

Several community partners, including two Ada and one Bluffton organizations, will participate to educate, increase awareness, and help provide resources on falls and fall prevention for our older adults.

• Ohio Northern will set up its mobile clinic bus, conducting bone density screenings for osteopenia/osteoporosis.

• Community Health Professionals and Adaptive Medical Marketing will offer information and assistance.

• Northwest Physical Therapy, Bluffton and Ottawa, will assist with falls risk assessments and Auglaize Audiology will be doing hearing checks. 

• The Lima Family YMCA will offer free 15-20 minute sample exercise classes at 10:30 and 11 a.m.

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley will handle consultations for the Medical Equipment Loan Program.

CVS will provide vaccine clinic and flu shots.

The Area Agency on Aging 3 will provide health education information and workshop schedules for its seven-county service area.