Fall Prevention Forum set for in-person return

After being held virtually for the past three years, the annual Fall Prevention Forum – co-hosted by the Ventura County Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition, the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, and the City of Oxnard – will return to an in-person gathering at the end of September.

The 2023 forum – “Fall Back to the ‘70s” – will be held on Friday, September 29, at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center (800 Hobson Way). Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the program will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is free to attend.

A Spanish translation service will be made available upon request. A free lunch will be provided.

Participants will hear from Dr. Thomas Duncan, chair of the Ventura County Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition; keynote speaker Dr. Javier Romero, the program director for surgery at the Ventura Community Memorial Health System; and a panel of experts. They will also have the opportunity to take part in Zumba or Tai Chi demonstrations, get free immunizations and health screenings, and go through balance and gait screenings.

Participants may pre-register by visiting www.vcaaa.org/falls and filling out the registration form, or by calling the VCAAA at (805) 477-7300.

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, a division of the County of Ventura’s Human Services Agency, is charged with the responsibility to promote the development and implementation of a comprehensive coordinated system of care that enables older individuals, children and adults with disabilities, and their caregivers to live in a community-based setting. The VCAAA advocates for the needs of those 60 years and older in the county, providing leadership and promoting citizen involvement in the planning process as well as in the delivery of services.

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