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Dr. Zorba Paster: Take steps to prevent falls

About this time of year, I think of falls. Not fall, the season, but falls. Why? With the days getting shorter, the nights getting longer, my eyes getting worse, my …


Volunteer training available in fall prevention program

Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington offers “A Matter of Balance,” a nationally recognized, evidence-based program to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of …


Fall prevention workshop Oct. 13

A fall prevention workshop “Ready, Steady, Balance” will run 1-5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W. College Ave. Participants must register by Thursday. The seminar …


Keeping seniors on their toes

Spokane County has a higher death rate from fall-related injuries than the rest of the state.


Program offers exercise classes aimed at helping to reduce falls among seniors

I t was 9 a.m., and change was coming, Lori McCormick warned her students as they sat on cushioned chairs arranged in an oval in a brightly lit studio. There …


Balance, mobility take center stage

John Freirich broke a number of bones when he played football, but at 79, he’s not eager to repeat the experience. “I realized I wasn’t as comfortable with a lot …