Falls prevention program

A falls prevention program for seniors and their families will be held Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Senior’s Centre on Anderton in Courtenay.

A falls prevention program for seniors and their families will be held Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Senior’s Centre on Anderton in Courtenay.

This event is presented by the Support our Seniors (SOS) Comox Valley and the falls Prevention program is provided by the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC (COSCO). http://coscobc.ca.

The Falls Prevention program will be a brief review of the alarming impact falls have on the well being of seniors and our health care services.

The workshop will identify many of the hazards that contribute to the likelihood of seniors falling in their homes and communities. Safeguards will be recommended and exercises to improve balance and strength are demonstrated.

COSCO is the largest federation of seniors’ organizations in BC, representing seniors for over 50 years. COSCO is an umbrella organization made up of 75+ seniors’ organizations as well as a significant number of individual associate members.

COSCO works to protect and enhance the many social programs that over the year’s seniors have fought and paid for.

SOS (www.supportourseniorscomoxvalley.com) is a group made up of families and friends of seniors in the Comox Valley who believe that those who live either independently or in a seniors’ facility need to have a good quality of life.

For details, phone Gwyn at 250-338-6265 or Cliff at 250-334-1580.

— SOS Comox Valley

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