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Health & Fitness

January 14, 2014

Briefly: Jan. 15, 2014


Learn about fall prevention at event

Senior Education Ministries Inc. has scheduled Dine with a Doc from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Victory Baptist Church, 133 S. Washington St., Clinton.

This session will welcome Kelly Jo Mills, RN, BSN, CEN, trauma program manager at Union Hospital Inc. She has been employed at Union for eight years, most recently developing and coordinating care of patients that have been traumatically injured.

Mills will present “Stand Strong for Life,” a fall-prevention program for older adults. Topic highlights will include common injuries related to falls, risk factors, in-home and outside risks and how to prevent falls. There will be Interactive handouts, as well, pertaining to fall risk assessment, healthy movements, feet and footwear check, and a home fall prevention checklist. A question-and-answer period will follow the discussion.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Vermillion Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 812-230-7772.

Terre Haute

Explore Unlocking The Spectrum

Unlocking The Spectrum invites the community to be a part of the grand opening celebration at their second Terre Haute center, at 3464 S. Fourth St. The event will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, and will include children’s activities and a tour of the facility.

The new center expands the organization’s applied behavior analysis therapy services, with an 800-square-foot motor room, mock cafeteria, classrooms and social groups. Unlocking the Spectrum has been offering ABA therapy services since 2011.

Unlocking The Spectrum was created with the mission of making this therapy accessible to all children with autism by providing services throughout Indiana. It has centers in Indianapolis, Columbus and Bloomington, among other locations.

The organization provides ABA and verbal behavior therapy services in various settings including in the home, center, school and community. Other programs include consultation, family/therapist training and program management; along with specialized services such as toilet training, school transitions and support, and social skills training.

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