For Immediate Release: December 1, 2015
Eric Cardin, SCPT Executive Director, 508-389-9912
WESTBOROUGH _ On Monday, November 16, residents of The Villages of Walker Meadow, an Active Adult community in Westborough, gathered in the Community Club House for a free presentation delivered by South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) Executive Director Eric Cardin. This seminar educated a crowd of 55+ aged participants on methods to stay safe and active during the winter months and it follows many educational programs offered by SCPT to the communities of Central Massachusetts.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), over 1.6 million senior adults in the U.S. visit emergency departments annually as a result of fall-related injuries. As the winter months approach, SCPT is committed to educating seniors on ways of reducing the risks of injury while maintaining overall health through an active lifestyle.
“As we age, it’s important to sustain physical activity which combats the effects of decreased bone health and ultimately reduces the risks of falls and fractures,” said Cardin. “In turn, we urge residents to be mindful of winter conditions that could perpetuate the risk of injury and share indoor techniques to help them stay fit and healthy.”
The Walker Meadow residents benefited from the presentation by gaining tips on adhering to their fitness routine despite climate changes. Participants left the program with increased awareness of the potential physical symptoms and environmental hazards to be wary of when exercising outdoors in winter months. Attendees enjoyed Cardin’s engaging presentation and were encouraged to share their questions.
“We appreciate the time SCPT took to share this presentation with us, and to help keep our residents safe and healthy throughout the season,” said Donna Rene, Co-Chair of the Social Committee and a resident of Walker Meadow.
SCPT is dedicated to providing free educational resources to their patients and the community-at-large. For information on scheduling SCPT for an educational program, please call PENTA Communications, Inc. at 508-616-9900, extension 114.
For 30 years, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. has been dedicated to providing its patients with quality, personalized rehabilitative care in an environment that is safe, comfortable and compassionate. As a privately owned company, the organization has given back to numerous charitable organizations in the communities it serves, and seeks to make a difference in promoting wellness and health awareness. The company offers six locations in Central Massachusetts that include: Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (East Main Street and Oak Street) and Worcester. For more information, visit www.southcountypt.com.
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