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Geriatric Falls and Balance Screens

  • Students are involved with balance and fall screening activities at multiple locations throughout the Delmarva Peninsula, Annapolis, and the Baltimore Metropolitan areas.

    Fall prevention strategies enable seniors to identify potential causes of falls in their home.

    Throughout the semester, Dr. Klima and students, go to the MAC Center in Salisbury to demonstrate and assist the elderly in learning how to get up from any falls they may encounter.  


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    Del. Carl Anderton Jr. learns how to get up following a fall, one of many stations offered at MAC's Fall Prevention Day.



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    From left, Nancy Gompers, Fall Prevention Day planner; MAC Executive Director, Pattie Tingle; Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence Executive Director, Leigh Ann Eagle, and Dr. Dennis Klima, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at UMES, were pleased to receive a proclamation from the Governor’s office in honor of Falls Prevention Week.