OFA offers info on fall prevention

JOHNSTOWN — During the week of Sept. 20-24, the Fulton County Office for Aging is sharing the National Council on Aging’s guidance to observe Falls Prevention Awareness Week.

The OFA will also mark Falls Prevention Awareness Week with Yoga in the Park. Yoga instructor Courtney Wood will conduct the session Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. in Sir William Johnson Park, 139 Hall Ave.

Also, OFA Aging Services Specialist Polly Saltsman will host Walking on the Rail Trail on Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. Participants will meet at the OFA, 19 N. William St.

These events are free. Water and a healthy snack will be provided to participants. Masks will be available for free, as well.

OFA is also offering falls assessments using WWW.NCOA.ORG/FALLSFREECHECKUP to those without internet access, a news release said.

By Paul Wager