WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Preventing falls at home

Registered Nurse Katie Collson will be at the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Thursday, June 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m. to present a seminar on fall prevention intended to help older adults reduce their fear of falling and increase activity levels. The seminar will incorporate information about common causes of falls in and out of the home, ways to avoid falls, and some exercises designed to assist with balance and mobility.

Ms. Collson works in the home health field here on the Oregon Coast. She has lived in and around Newport for most of her life, completing her nursing degree at the Oregon Coast Community College. She sees clients throughout Lincoln County, providing caregivers who assist with in home services ranging from housekeeping to higher need medical issues like wound and ostomy care. She recently completed a training with Think First Oregon, part of a national non-profit organization working with teachers, educators and community groups to reduce the risk of brain and spinal cord injury through community education and outreach.

Register online at https://newportoregon.gov/dept/par/sc/. If you need assistance, please stop by the office at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617.

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