Fall Heralds Hope for NO FALLS and NO FLU for Miami-Dade and Monroe County Elders on National Falls Prevention Day!

On Tuesday, September 23, the Alliance for Aging along with the Department of Health and the National Council on Aging, will present a workshop of Flu and Falls Prevention Education and Tips at the Miami Dade County Culmer Neighborhood Center located at 1600 NW 3 Avenue in Miami.  Beginning at 10:00 AM, the event will run until 12:00 Noon.

The program will include information on preventing falls, with the program Matter of Balance presented by the Alliance’s Healthy Aging Department, as well as information about the Flu and older adults, presented through the National Council on Aging and the Department of Health.  Partnering in the project will be Walgreen’s Pharmacies.

Influenza (commonly known as “the flu”), is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease, especially in adults 65 years of age and older.  The flu can worsen other health problems.

The best way to help protect against the flu is vaccination.  There is a vaccine that is designed specifically for adults 65 years of age and older.

The National Council on Aging recommends that all older adults talk to their health care provider about the dangers of the flu, the benefits of vaccination, and the best vaccine option to meet your needs.

Some of our local partners include:

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For more information, please contact Maria Scotto at (305) 671-6383.

– See more at: www.ncoa.org/improve-health/community-education/flu–you/flu-you-resources-for.html#sthash.2U74Pf3L.dpuf