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Health Sciences Innovation Building

1670 East Drachman Street

Tucson, AZ 85721

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Join University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner University Medicine for our first annual Fall Prevention Fair!

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The first annual Fall Prevention Fair hosted by Banner University Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences empowers older adults with the tools they need to live happy, healthy lives free from the fear of falling. Join us for educational sessions from a variety of university experts, interactive workshops in balance and tai chi, a vendor fair, food and refreshments, and giveaways. The full schedule is as follows:

3:00 - 3:05: Introduction and Opening Remarks - Bellal Joseph MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery, Martin Gluck Endowed Chair

3:05 - 3:20: Falls and Trauma in the Older Adult - Michael F. Ditillo, DO, Director of Geriatric Trauma, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery,

3:20 - 3:40: Falls and the Older Adult in the Community - Monica Vandivort, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director Home Care, Faculty UA Reynolds Program in Applied Geriatrics

3:40 - 4:00: Medications and Fall Risk in the Older Adult - Ashley Campbell, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science

4:00 – 4:20: Prevention of Falls (Tai Chi) - Ruth Taylor-Piliae, PhD, RN, FAHA, Associate Professor, UA College of Nursing

4:20 - 4:30: Questions & Refreshments

4:30 - 5:30: Tai Chi for Fall Prevention demonstration session - Tai Chi for Health, Heather Chalon and her team

4:30 - 5:30: A Matter of Balance demonstration session - Thomas Pylman, Pima Council on Aging

3:00 - 5:30: Exhibits and Vendor Session

Paid parking will be available at the nearby Highland Garage (1420 E Helen St, Tucson, AZ 85719). A free shuttle service will be available to take attendees to and from the venue. We'll have plenty of volunteers and signage in the area to point you in the right direction.

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