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Michigan State University Extension plans events during Falls Prevention Awareness Week

LANSING — Did you know that each year 3 million people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries? Not every fall results in an injury, but statistics show about 1 in 5 does result in a serious injury.

Michigan State University Extension is committed to empowering all older adults in Michigan to reduce their risk of falls, which are one of the greatest causes of serious injuries and death among people older than age 65. During Falls Prevention Awareness Week, MSU Extension is offering two opportunities for people to learn more about the free online/in-person falls prevention classes it offers —

— Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention, via Zoom, 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday;

— A Matter of Balance, via Zoom, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, Sept. 23.

For more information or a link to join the sessions, call Anita Carter 906-360-9732 or email at carte356@msu.edu

MSU Extension offers programs for older adults in Michigan. To learn about the numerous programs offered, go to https://www.canr.msu.edu/rlr/.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

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