Ware, MA – Most falls happen at home. Kitchens and bathrooms, two of the highest traffic areas in the home, can also be two of the most dangerous areas. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help make your home safe, prevent falls, and remain independent.
The community is invited to join Tara Manguilli-Boisjolie, OTR/L and Jacqueline Ledew, OTR/L from Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, on Wednesday, April 25, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm for a program titled “” “Gadgets and Gizmos” to learn about adaptive bathroom safety equipment, assistive kitchen devices, and personal care devices that can help you to maximize your independence as well as improve your health and well-being..
“This year, more than a third of people 65 and older will fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” said Susan Fontaine, Senior Coordinator of Loyalty Programs at Baystate Health. "This program will discuss ways that seniors can outfit their homes with safety devices, like grab bars, shower benches and elevated toilet seats, as well has kitchen safety devices and much more.”
The program will be held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, in the Main Conference Room located on the second floor of the hospital. Refreshments will be served. To register to attend call Baystate Health Link at 1-413-967-2488.