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September 27 “Only Leaves Should Fall” Mini Events

If you are concerned about falling or have fallen in the past, please join us on Tuesday, September 27 at the Triangle Community Ministry or Mt. Zion Baptist Church to learn about strategies to prevent a fall. These events are FREE and lunch is included. After lunch, participants will progress through a series of screenings, such as vision, blood pressure, gait, and medication to help determine one’s fall risk. Then participants will leave with information about how to prevent a fall to continue living a healthy, independent life.

We know that falls are the number one cause of injury death among our older adult population in Wisconsin. The rate of fall deaths in WI is more than twice the national average. The good news is that we can help change these sobering statistics! Falls as we age are not inevitable and when equipped with the right tools and strategies, we can prevent falls from happening in the first place.

We would like to thank all of our partners involved in these two events: The Triangle Community Ministry and Mt. Zion Baptist Church for hosting; UW-Madison Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Nursing programs, Madison College Occupational Therapy Assistant program, and Edgewood College Nursing program for conducting screenings and working with participants at both locations; UW Health and St. Mary’s for lunch; and the African American Health Network, the Dane County Falls Prevention Task Force, and the Community Academic Aging Research Network (CAARN) for helping to make these events possible.

For more information about either event, please call Ashley Hillman at 608-235-1957. While the events at both locations are free, we do ask that you register ahead of time by calling the following numbers:

Triangle Community Ministry: Call Nurse Carri at 608-257-8517

Mt. Zion Baptist Church: Call 608-255-5270

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SAFE COMMUNITIES

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The partnerships built by Safe Communities have created a safer community, with more opportunities for education and awareness. We continue to envision a safer future for the people who live in Madison and Dane County, with instances of unnecessary deaths and serious injuries are infrequent, rather than a daily occurrence.

RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.