Suburban Hospital Participating in Fall Prevention Month Awareness Campaign Contact: Ronna Borenstein-Levy; 301-896-2598; email@example.com
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has designated September 19 – 25 as Fall Prevention Awareness Week in the State of Maryland and the entire month of September is observed as National Fall Prevention Month.Suburban Hospital is hosting a number of seminars and special events during Fall Prevention Month with the goal of spreading awareness and educating the public about preventing accidental falls, which is the leading cause of injuries in seniors over the age of 65.
Suburban has partnered with several Montgomery County organizations for Fall Prevention Month and a brochure listing participating organizations and providing local resources for fall prevention can be found at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/senior.
In addition to Montgomery County’s activities, the following classes and events are being held by Suburban Hospital. More detailed information can be found at www.suburbanhospital.org/classes:
Balancing Act Date: September 21 to October 26 (Tuesdays) Time: Location: Oasis, Montgomery Mall
Fall Prevention: Balancing Screenings Date: September 23, 2010 Time: Location: RockvilleSeniorCenter Health Fair
SuburbanHospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served MontgomeryCounty and the surrounding area for more than 65 years. SuburbanHospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with world-class institutions, including the neighboring National Institutes of Health.