Slips, Slippers and Safety in Your Home

Slips, Slippers and Safety in Your Home
Practical Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Falls in your Home











Most falls occur in or around the home or garden.   Research has shown that the most effective solutions to minimize your risk of falls have to be multi-pronged and go beyond simple changes like “removing scatter rugs” in your home.  Occupational therapist, Lisa Dennis, will focus on some of the most common reasons why people fall in their homes and will discuss diverse strategies including;

– Simple behavioral changes
– Proper footwear
– Home adaptations
– Staying active with Activator Poles – review of 2 recent studies on fall prevention with Activator Poles
– Q & A

This practical session will also highlight simple strategies to help minimize your fear of falling so that you can stay active, a proven key factor in reducing your risk of falls!  A great activity to stay active is the ACTIVATOR Poles which also provide bilateral support.  Learn about the ACTIVATOR technique designed for stability and balance.

Date: November 12 at 7 – 7:45 pm ET
Presenter:  Lisa Dennis, OT
Registration:  Click here
Cost:  FREE
For:  General Public


Lisa Dennis received her BScOT from McGill, her MScOT from Dalhousie and is currently a doctoral student at Boston University. She has been an occupational therapist since 1999 working with a diverse clientele in community home-care, aboriginal mental health and addictions, school pediatrics, and working with active and retired military members. She now owns a private practice (Lisa’s Holistic Rehab) offering brain rehab services and teaches part-time at Eastern College.

Provide variety in your routine, try double poling

Use the standard rhythm and technique, but swing both arms forward at the same time planting the boot tips slightly behind the handles. Then, keeping your arms straight, press down on the base of the handles, walk between your poles and feel your arms extend past your thighs and behind your body.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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