Fall Prevention Advice Offered to Mallwalkers

mallwalkers-1Jennifer Homan (right), trauma program coordinator for Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer and Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, discussed how to prevent and treat falling problems during a demonstration titled, Stepping Out: Limit Your Risk of Injuries, which was presented at the March 26 at Franciscanfit Mallwalkers installment at Southlake Mall in Hobart.

Homan demonstrated the roles balance, strength, home safety practices and medication play in keeping people safe on their feet and how to react to fall situations. She later helped participants test their balance with a number of exercises. .

The Mallwalkers program, co-sponsored by the mall and Franciscan Alliance, takes place at 9 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month on the first floor in the JC Penney store court and offers health, wellness and exercise advice. For more information, call (800) 931-3322