Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Offers Free Fall-Prevention Awareness Events

09/19/2018

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.

When:

Thursday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Where:

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)

What:

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.