Department of Cable and Consumer Services - Channel 16

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Mature Living: Preventing Falls

Join host Anne Hall as she talks with Jennifer Tripken, Department Chair with the Department of Health and Human Performance, and Rita Wong, Physical Therapist and Associate Provost of Research and Graduate Studies, both with Marymount University. They discuss how seniors can protect themselves from falls and offer resources that can help after a fall.  Anne also talks with Dianne Duke, a social worker with Elderlink, and Matt Barkley, Director of the county’s Disability Services Planning and Development Program, about ways viewers can reduce the risk of falls in their home, and how to deal with the fear of falling - no matter where they are.  This episode also includes a video on the “Six Steps to Prevent Falls,” courtesy of The National Council on Aging, a look at the Herndon Senior Center’s SAIL program, and an interview with a senior athlete who discusses how running has impacted his life, and how he handles his own fear of falling.

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