On Friday, September 23, the Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition (EFPC) of Ventura County, in association with Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA) will host a Forum: “Ready, Steady, Balance”.
The format will consist of speakers interspersed with balance enhancement activities and demonstrations. There will be health assessments, including vision, hearing, balance and vaccinations. Dr. Cheryl Lambing, of the Ventura County Health Care Agency, will be the keynote speaker.
The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center (1375 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks). Registration starts at 8 a.m. Participants will be given time to visit vendors between 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. and also after the program, from 1 – 2 p.m.
The goal is to reduce the following:
• In 24 months (2014-15), there were over 12,000 recorded falls in Ventura County residents ages 65+
• 99% of fall victims sustained injuries requiring treatment