St. Anthony's Health Center
ALTON – If you or a loved one experiences dizziness or frequent falls, be sure to register for an upcoming balance screening on Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the Auditorium of Saint Clare’s Professional Building at 815 E. Fifth St.
Saint Anthony’s therapists will provide the free balance screenings beginning at 9:30 a.m.
It is estimated that nearly 50 percent of people age 65 and older experience falls, with the majority experiencing repeated falls.
“Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults,” Lead Therapist for Therapies Kelly Bogowith said. “Deterioration of one’s balance is a major cause for falls. Balance screenings can be helpful to determine risk factors for falling.”
Individuals who have a fear of falling or who experience vertigo and unsteadiness are encouraged to attend. Saint Anthony’s Occupational Therapy professionals will help identify and modify risk factors for falls, such as strength and balance challenges, home hazards and health-related issues.
For information or to make an appointment for the screening, call (618) 465-2264.