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Published on September 18, 2013

Altru Hosts Free Fall Risk Assessments & Education Seminars

Grand Forks, ND – According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of older adults (age 65+) fall each year. Altru's STEADI Fall Risk Assessment Program will hold free screenings and educational sessions for the community in recognition of National Fall Prevention Day in September.

”By bringing fall prevention education to the Grand Forks community, we hope to reduce the number of falls and injuries related to falls of older adults,” says Pat Carter, physical therapist.

Free fall prevention sessions will be held:

Wednesday, September 25 | Altru Rehabilitation Center

Tuesday, October 1 | Grand Forks Senior Center

The fall prevention education seminar will be held 9-9:30 a.m. Risk assessments will take place between 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Individuals can schedule an assessment for the above dates by calling 701.780.2516. Limited walk-in spots are available.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, a large home care network, and a congregate living facility. It employs nearly 200 physicians and 3,800 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $400 million.