Starting at about age 65, falls become the leading cause of death.
1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls each year
- Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall
- Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall
- Falls in adults aged 65+ are the leading cause of head injuries and broken hips
- In 2013, the total cost of fall injuries was $34 billion (78% paid by Medicare)
- This total cost may reach $67.7 billion by 2020
- Even falls without injury can cause fear of falling, leading to physical decline, depression, and social isolation
Join us for an informative and helpful Lunch & Learn on Preventing Falls with Brookdale Senior Living.
Preventing Falls Lunch & Learn
Thursday, October 5, 2017
10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Wesley Hall
Karen Cone, Brookdale Senior Living
Complimentary lunch | Register by October 1
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year about one out of every four adults over the age of 65 will experience a fall. Senior falls should be taken seriously, as they are the most common reason that older adults will be admitted to the hospital for trauma. This Brookdale Senior Living presentation sponsored by Wesleyan Adventurers Senior Adult Ministries will offer valuable tips for older adults and their caregivers on ways to help prevent these dangerous falls.
Contact: Marianne Wilson | email@example.com | 817-339-5071
Business Development Director
Brookdale Senior Living
Karen started her career with Brookdale in 2005 as the Marketing Director at an independent living community in Arlington. She helped to create her current role as Business Development Director and has helped train new associates in this role throughout the nation.
Karen’s genuine desire to be the best resource for “all things related to senior adults” to those she serves has awarded her the opportunity to speak at various educational forums, as well as serve on several Advisory Boards in Tarrant County.
Karen currently serves on the following Advisory Boards:
- Area Agency on Aging Advisory Board
- UNT Health Science Center’s WE HAIL Community Advisory Board
- Arlington Chamber of Commerce Women Alliance Advisory Board
- United Way Health Council
- Fall Prevention Task Force of Tarrant County