Did you know that September 23-29 is Fall Prevention Awareness Week? For those of us who attend the STARS, we are very aware of the fact that within our demographic, falls are the leading cause of injuries, hospital admissions for trauma, and sometimes even deaths. Also of importance is that falls can take a serious toll on our quality of life and independence.

At our next meeting, we have asked Dina Kartsonas, OTR/L with FYZICAL-Naperville to join us to inform and educate us on Fall Prevention. Dina will be talking with us about strategies (including exercises) that we can implement in our daily activities and homes to avoid falls.

We hope you will join us. The service with communion starts at 1:30 pm and Dina’ s presentation will start a little after 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcomed to join us for either….or better yet, both! Questions? Contact Sylvia Kupferer at coppersmithy@hotmail.com.