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FALL PREVENTION 
September 22nd, the first day of fall, was Falls Prevention Awareness Day.  Falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent.  In the US, an adult aged 65 or older falls every second. In 2014, Wisconsin had the second rate of fall-related deaths in the United States, with over 1,000 people dying from a fall. Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. Exercise, medication management, having your vision checked, and making your living environment safer are all steps people can do to prevent a fall. 

The North Shore Health Department conducts Fall Risk Assessments based on the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Risk assessments included a medication review, blood pressure screenings, and an evaluation of gait, strength and balance. Participants are provided resources to minimize their risk and to improve the likelihood of remaining independent. For more information on fall prevention or if you would like to schedule a fall risk assessment with a public health nurse, please visit the health department at (414) 371-2980

Take control of your health and follow these 6 tips to prevent a fall:




For more information visit:  
http://www.nshealthdept.org/InjuryPrevention
www.NCOA.org

https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/index.html
 
                        
SEPTEMBER HIGHLIGHTS 

September is National Preparedness Month.

Flu season is around the corner! 

September 17-23rd is Car Seat Safety Week.


September is National Pediculosis Prevention Month.


 
HEALTH TRENDS
Fall-related Deaths in Wisconsin and Milwaukee County 
CLINICS
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, October 10th 10-11:00 a.m- Brown Deer
Thursday, October 12th 3-4:30 p.m-Shorewood
Tuesday, October 17th -7:30-9 a.m.-Shorewood
Wednesday, October 18th -3:30-4:30 p.m.-Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 31st -3:30-4:30 p.m.-NS Library


Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) – Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.
Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.


Wednesday, October 18th-8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 24th- 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

 

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome – no appointment necessary)
Wednesday, Oct 4th -12:15-1:00 p.m-Dolan Center, Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 10th - 1:30-2:30pm- Lydell Community Center, Whitefish Bay
Wednesday, Oct 25th -3:30-4:30 p.m.-Shorewood



UPCOMING EVENTS  

Flu Clinic at Nicolet High School 

The health department will be holding an open flu vaccine clinic at Nicolet High School on Saturday, October 21st from 9:00am-11:00am in the Cafeteria.
Flu vaccine for children 3-18 years of age will be available at a reduced price of $10. Flu vaccine will also be available at the regular price for adults. We can bill Medicare, but all other individuals must pay with cash or check. Click here to view the flyer. 

For more information on flu shots and our clinics visit our website at http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics.aspx

Parent Wellness Circle

Discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. These six-week groups will offer a welcoming space for parents with children of all ages to share experiences and grow together. View the flyer here

North Shore Farmers Markets 

Brown Deer (June 14th - October 25th): Wednesdays, 9:00am - 6:00pm at the Marketplace Shopping Center – 9078 N. Green Bay Rd.

Fox Point (June 17th – October 14th):  Saturdays, 8:00am - 12:00pm in the west parking lot of Stormonth School – 7301 N. Longacre Rd.

Shorewood (June 18th – October 29th):  Sundays, 9:30am – 1:00pm at the Lake Bluff Elementary playground – 1600 E. Lake Bluff Blvd.

Whitefish Bay (July 8th - October 1st): Saturdays, 8:00am - 12:00pm at the corner of Silver Spring and Santa Monica – 325 E. Silver Spring Dr.

Coffee and Conversations for Caregivers 


Are you caring for someone with dementia? Then, give yourself a break! Connect with fellow caregivers and share challenges, tips, and stories. View the flyer here

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4800 W Green Brook Drive 
Brown Deer, WI 53223 

2010 E Shorewood Blvd
Shorewood, WI 53211

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