Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Offers Free Fall-Prevention Awareness Events
Johns Hopkins Health System trauma centers are hosting Free Fall-Prevention Awareness event this Thursday.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 27,000 older adults die as a result of falls each year. Additionally, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that children suffer from 25,400 fall-related injuries annually. To address these preventable tragedies, some Johns Hopkins Health System trauma centers, as part of the Maryland Falls Free Coalition, will host events — including one this week — to educate people about fall prevention. The theme is Let’s Stand Up to Falls Together. This week’s event, like the others, is free and open to the public.
Thursday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21205
Peterson Family Courtyard (outside Balducci’s)
Rain Location: The Hope Forest Lobby (Children’s Medical and Surgical Center Building, first floor, behind the cafeteria)
The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s adult and pediatric trauma centers will host a Fall Prevention Awareness Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, outside of Balducci’s. The fair will feature information on fall prevention, and giveaways. Attendees will learn where and why falls happen, and gain useful tips to prevent falls at home. A free 30-minute yoga demonstration will emphasize yoga moves to help prevent falls.