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Free falls prevention course offered on June 6 in Naples

2016-11-08T15:00:33-05:00June 4th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

To help educate the public on ways to prevent falls, health care experts with Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition’s Step WiseLee program and Lee Memorial Trauma Services are hosting a free program on Thursday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. in Naples, Fla. The presentation will [...]

Experts offer free falls prevention course on June 12 in LaBelle

2016-11-08T15:00:33-05:00May 29th, 2013|Categories: News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

To help educate the public on ways to prevent falls, health care experts with Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition’s Step WiseLee program and Lee Memorial Trauma Services are hosting a free program on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Barron Library, 461 Main St. in LaBelle, Fla. The presentation will focus on steps [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition hosts Tai Chi demonstration to promote better balance, falls prevention

2016-11-08T15:00:42-05:00November 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Falls continue to be the leading cause of injury and death for people 65 and older in Lee County.  Since January 2012,LeeMemorialTraumaCenterhas treated 315 senior patients for injuries related to falls, with 20 people dying from their injuries. To increase public awareness about ways to prevent and reduce falls, Lee Memorial Health System and other [...]

Lee County leads state in death rates due to falls

2016-11-08T15:01:34-05:00November 30th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Lee County leads the state in death rates due to falls among counties over 250,000 people, according to the newest statewide statistics. Last year, 94 people in Lee County died from falls, and falls remain the leading cause of accidental deaths in the county.   Because of the high death rate, a campaign to prevent [...]