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Family Health West Therapist Prevents Falls and Talks about Aging Better

Nick Saller, Director of Colorado Canyons Rehabilitation Therapies, services of Family Health West, will present two talks on aging and provide helpful information for participants to take charge of their health, avoid injury with fall prevention tips, and keep healthcare costs down. Both talks will take place at the Fruita Community Center located at 324 N. Coulson on Monday, September 28th at 11:00am and again at 1:00pm.

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of deaths by injury, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. To recognize this critical issue, at the state level, SCR 77 (D-Lowenthal) was passed in 2008 declaring the first week of Fall each year as Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

“Any person who is interested in staying young, those who are 55+ and want to stay healthy as they get older and those who have aging loved ones are encouraged to attend,” said Saller.

Nicholas attended the University of Missouri where he earned a BA in Spanish and Communications in 2002. He then pursued a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and graduated in 2007. Since then he has become quite diversified from developing outpatient programs in Cincinnati to consulting outpatient practices on providing superior patient care. His fluency in Spanish is invaluable to both him and his patients. He directs both adult and pediatric therapy services at Family Health West in Fruita. For more information or to RSVP for the talk, please call the Fruita Community Center at 970-858-0360 or to learn more about therapy services at Family Health West, please call 970-858-2147.