2nd Annual Symposium ∙ Friday, July 8, 2016
Des Moines Area Community College – Ankeny Campus
Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of older adults. One out of every 27 Iowa residents aged 65 or older is hospitalized for a fall-related injury at an average cost of $26,388 – but falls are not an inevitable consequence of aging.
Join the Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition for its second annual symposium – Sharing the Vision, Expanding Our Reach – and help us work toward developing a system that screens older Iowans for fall risks and makes referrals to appropriate evidence-based falls prevention programs that have been proven to significantly reduce the risk of falls and fall-related injuries.
The Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition’s mission is to foster collaboration among state, community and health care system partners to reduce falls by building awareness and providing education about falls prevention.
You may register online, by phone or by mail. The early registration fee is $35 per person (through June 30, 2016). After July 1, the
registration fee is $50. The fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and CEUs. Register online
at https://goo.gl/L1oATA; by phone at 515-964-6800; or mail your completed registration form (with check payable to DMACC Falls
Symposium) to DMACC Falls Symposium, Attn: Continuing Education, 1111 E Army Post Road, Ste. 2004, Des Moines, IA 50315.