On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 1 and 3 PM The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) will host an accident prevention program. The presentation, by “Step Smart Collier,” will include a free injury prevention briefing, as well as an exhibit for seniors focusing on preventing falls, the leading cause of injury and death to seniors in Collier County.
The program will include, among others things: a presentation at 1:15 PM on steps easily taken to mitigate the risk of falling; complimentary balance testing with a written report; displays by Walgreens Pharmacy and Ace Hardware; an attorney specializing in senior law to answer legal questions; and an expert in Tai Chi to explain the benefits of programmed exercises.
This program is sponsored by Walgreens, Iberia Bank, Lutgert Insurance, Sunshine Ace Hardware, Community Foundation of Collier County, NCH, Solaris, Comfort Keepers, Blue Zones Project, Naples Senior Center, AUGUST Contracting Services, Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest and Cross and the Collier County EMS Department.
The JCMI is located at 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Bring your prescription list for an evaluation of possible causes of falling. No registration is required.