Columbine Home Health to discuss fall prevention |

Columbine Home Health to discuss fall prevention

October is Physical Therapy Month, and Columbine Home Health is spreading the word about fall prevention in Garfield County.Columbine Home Health hosts free wellness clinics throughout the county each week. In October, physical and occupational therapists present information on fall prevention, while nurses trim toenails, assess circulation and give foot massages.Through Garfield County and Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation grants, the wellness clinics are provided free of charge to anyone age 55 and older. The weekly clinics are hosted at the Carbondale Senior Housing, Sunnyside Retirement Center and Manor One in Glenwood Springs, Rifle Senior Center, and Mesa Vista in Parachute. All clinics, except for Carbondales clinic from 9 a.m. to noon, take place from 1-4 p.m.

Columbine Home Health is seeking volunteers for its Columbine Homemakers for Independent Living Clean-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5. Volunteers are needed to help clean senior citizens homes, and seniors who may need cleaning for that day are being sought. Call 945-8050 to volunteer or to sign-up for a home cleaning.Columbine Home Health, Inc. is a nonprofit home health-care agency that services the countys seniors and disabled adults from Basalt to Parachute. The agency was created to promote a dignified, independent lifestyle within the community through the provision of skilled health-care services.Call 945-8050 or visit for more information.

Fall prevention clinics Oct. 13, Manor One Senior Citizen Apartments, Glenwood Springs Oct. 20, Rifle Senior Center Oct. 26, Sunnyside Retirement Center, Glenwood Springs Fall prevention tips Maintain a health, active lifestyle Have your health care provider review your medicines Have regular medical check-ups, wear proper footwear Use adaptive equipment for balance and safety, and make your home safe

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