Islanders and their friends are naturally curious with questions from personal health to a range of global issues. As the pivotal health provider, the Peaks Island Health Center offers community education programming on topics of both broad and specific health-related interest for individuals, their neighbors and family members. Often in collaboration with other organizations, these events can be lectures, informal talks or hand's-on opportunities such as blood pressure readings and hula hooping at PeaksFest. Past subjects have included the Vial for Life program, organ donation, end of life considerations and Alzheimer's Disease.
A community discussion:
A Matter of Balance: Safe Landing Strategies and How to Soften a Fall
DATE: POSTPONED due to inclement weather
PLACE: Peaks Island Community Room
Ever find yourself “off-balance” and wonder how to fall safely? Falling happens at all ages and can happen anywhere—we all take a tumble at some point. The Peaks Island Health Center and the Peak Island Library Friends are jointly sponsoring this program designed to help you feel confident and minimize possible injury.
Jason Adour, a physical therapist at the Maine Strong Balance Center in Scarborough, will discuss the anatomy and physiology of balance, provide tips to reduce your fall risk, and demonstrate how to fall safely. Jason’s professional experience includes geriatric medicine, sports medicine, and neurological rehabilitation after strokes or brain injuries—which all include a focus on balance.