Free Balance and Fall Prevention Fair and Educational Series Offered at the Healthy Life

Education and information to help people living with dizziness, vertigo or other balance issues

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Jan. 4, 2018) --- Balance changes as we age, but falling and symptoms of dizziness should never be ignored or considered a normal part of aging. Instead, these symptoms should signal us to seek medical attention. Lee Health’s Healthy Life Center invites the community to a Balance and Fall Prevention Fair, as well as an educational series to help determine the right medical care.

The Balance and Fall Prevention Fair will be held 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, Jan. 19 at the Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point, 23190 Fashion Drive, Suite 105, Estero. The fair includes balance, vision and hearing screenings; blood pressure checks; medication reviews; footwear consultations; walking safety tips; home safety recommendations; and options for therapy, aqua therapy, adaptive equipment, and group exercise and wellness.

The Balance Rehabilitation Lecture Series includes discussions by multiple specialists who can help those living with balance, dizziness and/or vertigo problems. The discussions will be held on the following Mondays at 4 p.m.:

  • Jan. 22 – Finding Your Team, Finding Solutions – Nathalie Grondin, PT, vestibular specialist
  • Jan. 29 – How a Registered Dietitian Can Help – Ray Halstead, DPT, MSH, RD, CSCS
  • Feb. 5 – How an Otolaryngologist Can Help – Patrick M. Reidy, M.D., otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician)
  • Feb. 12 – How an Audiologist Can Help – Shanai Hill, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Feb. 19 – Meniere’s Disease: A Common Cause of Vertigo and Imbalance – Samuel L. Hill, III, M.D., FACS, FAAOA, otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician)
  • Feb. 26 – How an Occupational Therapist Can Help – Renee Black, OTR/L, vision specialist
  • March 5 – How a Physical Therapist Can Help – Nathalie Grondin, PT, vestibular specialist
  • March 12 –How a Podiatrist Can Help – Andrew Belis, DPM
  • March 19 – How a Neuro-Ophthalmologist Can Help – Rachid Aouchiche, M.D., FACS, neuro-ophthalmologist

Impaired balance has been associated with an increased risk of falls in older adults, resulting in higher mortality rates. The Healthy Life Center’s Balance and Fall Prevention Fair and Balance Rehabilitation Series provide education and information on various medical specialties and treatments that can help people living with balance problems.

For more information or to register to attend, call the Healthy Life Center at 239-495-4475 or email HealthyLifeCenter@LeeHealth.org.

The Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point provides a variety of services and educational events that support healthy lifestyles, early detection of disease and chronic disease management. All of the Healthy Life Center’s programming is dedicated to maintaining and improving health.


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