Thursday, 15 September 2011
MedWest Health System is hosting a free community health screening for aging adults with balance and mobility issues.
“Prime Time” takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 in the gym at MedWest Health & Fitness Center, 262 Leroy George Dr., in Clyde. The event will feature a series of simple assessments to determine a person’s risk for falls or other accidents, and tips for improving strength and balance and preventing accident-related injuries.
“If someone is having trouble hiking or keeping up with their friends, if they feel out of balance or dizzy when they get up from a chair, if they don’t feel like going outside because they’re afraid of falling -- this event is for them,” said Dr. Chuck Nettles, director of rehabilitation services for MedWest.