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Home safety is topic of Aug. 29 Backus program

Published August 03. 2013 4:00AM

Sprague – The William W. Backus Hospital will host a “Safety in the Home” program at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Sprague Senior Center, 1 Main St., Baltic.

Seniors or caregivers of seniors are invited to this free community event to learn about improving safety in the home. Sheryl Propp, Backus physical therapist, will give a short informational talk, followed by individual fall risk screenings.

Registration is required by calling the Sprague Senior Center at (860) 822-3000, extension 203.

This event is part of a long-term initiative aimed at improving overall health in the community by offering health screenings, educational programs, primary care access, support services and other programs.

For information, contact community health nurses Alice Facente at (860) 425-8739 or Lisa Cook at (860) 425-8745.

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