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Carson City Senior Center to provide fall risk assessments

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Carson Tahoe Health’s manager of therapy services, Steve Yasmer, presented fall prevention tips at the Carson City Senior Center in October. Yasmer will provide individual fall risk assessments at the Center, 911 Beverly Drive, on Friday, Nov. 17, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Carson Tahoe Health's manager of therapy services, Steve Yasmer, will provide fall risk assessments at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive, on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Assessments are performed on a BioDex Balance System machine, which compares each individual's score to others of similar age, height, and gender, providing an estimate of relative fall risk. Fall prevention is critical as it's one of the most preventable causes of injury in the senior population.

Yasmer presented a fall prevention program at the center's October Triad meeting.

"Steve's Triad presentation on fall prevention was very well received," Courtney Warner, executive director for the Senior Center, said. "Our goal with Triad is to continue to provide information and education on topics that are relevant and timely with seniors. We are thrilled he is coming back to provide these assessments."

“Steve’s Triad presentation on fall prevention was very well received. Our goal with Triad is to continue to provide information and education on topics that are relevant and timely with seniors. We are thrilled he is coming back to provide these assessments.”

— Courtney WarnerExecutive director for the Senior Center

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Carson Tahoe Health provides physical, occupational and speech therapies, covering the gamut between decreasing pain and improving strength to managing every day tasks to speech and cognitive problems.

Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary. To make a reservation for a fall risk assessment, email Shirley at skeller@carson.org, or call the center at 775-883-0703.