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    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the risk factors associated with trips, slips and falls by older adults and others in and around their homes and the measures that can be taken prevent their occurrence. Delivery formats may include fact sheets, safety check lists or other informational materials; individual or group educational sessions which may include strength and balance exercises; and general media campaigns. The programs may address illnesses and other physical conditions that affect mobility and balance; "high-risk" medications or medication combinations that may cause drowsiness; lack or improper use of needed mobility aids; proper versus improper footwear; environmental safety hazards such as unsafe or unlighted stairways, uneven or slippery walking surfaces, obstacles such as throw rugs and exposed cords or wires, unsteady furniture or lack of grab bars and handrails; and other similar factors.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    LifeWorks Erie - Healthy Steps for Older AdultsIt helps to answer questions related to how to stay active, make one's home safer, and how to manage medications that might interfere with balance or steadiness while ambulating.ErieLifeWorks ErieLifeWorks Erie
    LifeWorks Erie - Matter of BalanceAn eight week course; sessions are two hours per week. The program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels; goal setting; environment changes that will reduce fall risk; exercises to help increase strength and balance.ErieLifeWorks ErieLifeWorks Erie
    Pottstown Area Seniors' Center - Senior Health and WellnessHealthy Steps in Motion - In place balance and fall prevention training using light weights, stretch bands and chairs. Sitting and standing exercise repetitions aimed at building endurance and strength in bones and joints as well as hand-eye coordination to allow individual mobility.MontgomeryPottstown Area Seniors' Center - Montgomery; PottstownPottstown Area Seniors' Center
    St. Francis University DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness Center for Rehabilitation Balance ScreeningBalance screening.CambriaSt. Francis University DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness Center for RehabilitationSaint Francis University
    York City Bureau of HealthTo prevent disease and to promote and protect the health of York City residents through the assessment of needs, the assurance of public health services and the provision of sound public health policies through dynamic and committed leadership. YorkYork City Bureau of HealthCity of York

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