Discover how exercise can help prevent falls and learn about hospice care at UT Health Center during free Oct. 11 seminar

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Do you worry about falling and breaking your hip? Do you wonder if there’s any way to improve your balance and prevent falls? Would you like to know more about hospice care?

Experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler will have answers to these and related questions at a free SecureCare seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the auditorium of the Center for Biomedical Research at UTHSCT, 11937 U.S. Hwy. 271 in Tyler.

SecureCare is UTHSCT’s comprehensive program designed specifically for people age 50 plus to provide the answers and care needed in today’s health care marketplace.

Physical therapist Lori Andrews will present “Exercise to Reduce Falls.” She will demonstrate simple exercises that can be done in a chair or before you get out of bed.

Free exercise diagrams and exercise bands will be given to every attendee.

Kleanthe Caruso, RN, MSN, will present “Hospice at UT Health Science Center.”She will address issues such as deciding when hospice care is needed, who pays for it, who is on the hospice team, and where hospice care is provided.

Caruso is certified in advanced nursing administration by the American Nurses Association.

Free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings also will be available at the seminar. Atria Senior Living will provide a free brunch. For more information, call (903) 877-5122.

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