Manhattan-New Lenox TRIAD
Announces July Program
Falls Prevention for Senior Citizens
The Manhattan-New Lenox TRIAD for Seniors would like to invite senior citizens (age fifty and up) from the area to attend their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 1:30pm, at the Village of New Lenox Village Hall Community Room located at: One Veterans Parkway (located in the Village Commons) in New Lenox.
The members of TRIAD would like to announce that Daniel Martin the Public Safety Division Chief of the New Lenox Police Department will be speaking to us about “Falls Prevention for Senior Citizens”. Please join us and learn how reduce your risk of falls.
Did you know that…
Falls are the leading cause of injury death for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- One-third of Americans aged 65plus falls each year.
- Every 15 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 29 minutes, an older adult dies following a fall.
- Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.
- Falls result in more than 2.3 million fall injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 650,000 hospitalizations and more than 20,000 deaths.
- The financial toll for older adult’s falls is expected to increase as the population ages and may reach $54.9 billion by 2020.
- Falls with or without injury also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, self-limit activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness.
Debunking the myths of older adult falls. Many people think falls are a normal part of again. The truth is, they are not.. Most falls can be prevented and you have the power to reduce your risk. Through evidence-based interventions, practical lifestyle adjustments, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced.
Will County TRIAD for Senior Citizens is run by Sheriff Paul Kaupas and the Will County Sheriff’s Police.
TRIAD means a three-way commitment among local and county law enforcement and senior citizens. They agree to work together to reduce the criminal victimization of the elderly and enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to older persons.
A major purpose of TRIAD is to develop, expand and implement effective crime prevention and education programs for senior citizens in our community.
What and Who is TRIAD of Will County and TRIAD of Manhattan-New Lenox?
- TRIAD is cooperation between law enforcement agencies and senior citizens.
- TRIAD strives to reduce criminal victimization of older persons
- TRIAD assesses the needs and concerns of older citizens.
- TRIAD leads to a broad dialogue on safety and security issues
- TRIAD is the link with elderly members of the community
The Manhattan-New Lenox TRIAD has also added representatives from the New Lenox Fire District, the Manhattan Police and Manhattan Fire Department, the Illinois State Police Medicaid and Fraud Control Bureau, the New Lenox Park District, New Lenox Public Library, New Lenox Community Television Channel, New Lenox Township Offices as well as senior citizens from our area who come together to inform and empower the senior citizens of our community by providing information regarding their health and safety.
The Manhattan-New Lenox TRIAD is also excited to announce that New Lenox Community Television will be there to video-tape and air the presentation on Channel Six our New Lenox Community Television channel. So please check out the television listings for date and time of the program on Channel Six.
If you have any questions regarding this month’s presentation or about the TRIAD or joining TRIAD, please call Kathie Johnson at New Lenox Township, phone number 815-485-6431. The Manhattan-New Lenox TRIAD meetings monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month at 1:30pm at the New Lenox Village Hall Community Room located at: One Veterans Parkway in New Lenox.