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 [...]

Step WiseLee named to National Council on Aging’s Falls Prevention Hall of Fame

2016-11-08T15:00:39-05:00January 8th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition’s Step WiseLee program has been named to the “Falls Prevention Hall of Fame” by the National Council on Aging. The designation is awarded to organizations that demonstrate significant impact in preventing falls in the community. Since its inception in 2009, the Step WiseLee program has been delivered to more than [...]

Free fall risk assessments and health screenings planned for National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 23

2016-11-08T15:01:04-05:00August 31st, 2011|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

The recent televised fall of former first lady Nancy Reagan brings to focus the devastating results that falls can have on the quality of life of those over 65.  Lee County continues to lead the state in deaths resulting from a fall.  In 2009, 94 deaths were attributed to falls in Lee County. In addition, [...]

Injury Prevention Coalition presents 2010 Injury Prevention Awards

2016-11-08T15:01:11-05:00December 17th, 2010|Categories: Awards and Recognition|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition honored several local organizations and Lee County citizens with its annual Injury Prevention Awards. These awards are given to member organizations and/or citizens in recognition of their contributions and support of the coalition’s mission of creating a safe community in which to live, play and work. The organizations and [...]

Lee County marks National Falls Prevention Day with local seminars

2016-11-08T15:01:17-05:00September 1st, 2010|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lee County continues to lead 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. In recognition of the National Fall Prevention Awareness Day [...]

FGCU students present research on falls outside the home

2016-11-08T15:01:33-05:00December 16th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

According to new research presented by students from Florida Gulf Coast University, the most common causes of falls outside the home include environmental hazards, incorrect size or type of assisted devices including canes, walkers or crutches and poorly designed public spaces.   The students reviewed about 250 fall cases recorded from April through November 2009 [...]

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 [...]

Speakers bureau established for “Step WiseLee” campaign

2016-11-08T15:01:36-05:00October 7th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Following the launch of Step WiseLee, a countywide public awareness campaign aimed at preventing falls and fall-related deaths and injuries in Lee County, the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition has established a speakers bureau to reach residents with information on how they can help prevent falls and fall-related injuries and deaths. Members of the Lee [...]

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