Hope Parkinson Program is hosting a special community education event for National Fall Prevention Month on Friday, Sept. 7 in the Hope Healthcare Cape Community Room at 2430 Diplomat Parkway East in Cape Coral at 1 p.m.

Guest speaker Leslie Strubbe, a physical therapist from Hope Visiting Nurses, will discuss valuable tips and tricks to help lower the risk of falling. The event will also include a Tai Chi demonstration by Hope’s “Tai Chi for Better Balance” class participants.
There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited; please call 239-985-7727 to RSVP.

Hope Heathcare recognizes the importance of fall prevention all year long by offering Tai Chi classes to the community through the Hope Parkinson Program. People over 60 years of age who would like to work on their balance are invited to attend Hope Parkinson Program’s weekly Tai Chi open practice classes held Mondays at 3 p.m. in Hope Cape Community Room and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. in the Hope HealthPark Community Room at 9470 HealthPark Circle in Fort Myers. There is no cost to attend, and no RSVP is required.

See video from a previous Tai Chi class.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.