Sun Health Hosts 9th Annual Stand Up to Falling Down Event
By Lindsay Hansen -
Thursday Aug 03, 2023
Sun Health wants to keep you standing tall. Each year, 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. However, fall-related injuries are preventable. Join Sun Health on Wed, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon for the 9th Annual Stand Up to Falling Down fall prevention event featuring educational presentations from local health experts and fall prevention resources. The event will take place in the Grandview Terrace Ballroom, located at 14515 W Granite Valley Dr. Sun City West, Ariz.
8:10 a.m. Participant Check-in
9:05 a.m. Keynote Speaker Cynthia Medina, D.O., Maxwell Group
10:00 a.m. Strength Building, Balance & Recovery with Letha Zook, Chair, Associate Professor for the Department of Physical Therapy, Franklin Pierce University
10:55 a.m. Vendor Walk/Break
11:15 a.m. Chair Yoga with Karen Nelson, Fitness Instructor at Grandview Terrace, A Sun Health Community
Complimentary fall risk assessments will take place at Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing the day after the event on September 14. To register for a fall risk assessment, please call (623) 471-9355. Registration is required for the event. To attend in-person, click here and to attend virtually via Zoom, click here.
About Sun Health
Founded in 1966, Sun Health – comprised of Sun Health Foundation, Sun Health Wellness, and Sun Health Communities – is a nonprofit organization empowering people to live longer, healthier, and more purposeful lives. Sun Health Foundation has invested in the infrastructure, programs, skilled professionals, and innovations to champion superior healthcare and wellbeing programs for Phoenix and the West Valley. Sun Health Wellness provides evidence-based programs and services that tackle some of the most common health challenges affecting our communities. Sun Health Senior Living includes three Life Care communities – Grandview Terrace in Sun City West, La Loma Village in Litchfield Park, and The Colonnade in Surprise – as well as Sun Health at Home, the first “Life Care at Home” program offered in the Southwestern United States. To learn more, visit: http://www.sunhealth.org.