Guthrie Observes Falls Prevention Awareness Week
Guthrie is committed to empowering older adults in the communities it serves to know their risk for falling and do what they can to avoid injury.
From Sept. 21-25, 2020, Guthrie is partnering with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to observe Falls Prevention Awareness Week.
Falls remain a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older. Falls threaten older adults’ safety and independence. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based falls prevention programs, and clinical-community partnerships, the number of falls among older adults can be substantially reduced.
A free falls assessment can be accessed using the following link: http://ow.ly/x2BG50BwMeG
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.