Considering how to age safely in your day-to-day life can be daunting, but Senior Services of Alexandria is here to help you navigate this next stage of life. The first of SSA’s highly informative monthly speaker series, “Senior Living in Alexandria,” will take place on Oct. 19, covering four topics vital to senior safety today. If you worry about falling, having a stroke, staying safe, or using your medication safely, this workshop has you covered. Local experts will present on each of these topics to keep you safe in and out of your home at the October event, “Senior Safety and Awareness.”
As we age, falling becomes more dangerous. Expert Sara Pappa from the Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Alliance at Marymount University will be at this workshop to teach residents the safest way to fall, along with daily exercises for fall prevention. With Pappa’s help, you will be more confident in your ability to avoid and handle a fall.
Recognizing the signs of a stroke can save your life, so Danielle Feucht from Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and Edward Arthur will teach workshop participants about stroke awareness. With Feucht and Arthur’s instruction, you will know how to recognize the signs and when to get quick medical intervention for your friends or family experiencing a stroke.
If you are looking for simple modifications for a safer household, Peter Crouch, an Associate Broker with McEnearney Associates, will share several useful suggestions with participants.
Finally, if you are unsure about some of your daily medications, the CEO of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Chaz Worz, will teach participants about prescription drug interactions.
SSA’s “Senior Safety and Awareness” event will take place on Oct. 19 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Road in Alexandria. It is a free event with parking and light refreshments. To attend, please RSVP at www.seniorservicesalex.org or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.