WHEREAS seniors are a vital part of our families, communities and Province, giving generously of their wisdom, experience and love; and
WHEREAS one in three seniors will fall each year, with 50% of seniors falling repeatedly; and
WHEREAS seniors have 9 times more falls injuries than other populations; and
WHEREAS falls among our seniors will result in over 8,700 hospital admissions and over 24,000 emergency department visits each year; and
WHEREAS individuals and organizations from a multitude of disciplines across Alberta are working together to increase awareness of this issue and encourage Albertans to take steps to prevent falling; and
WHEREAS the quality of life is improved for Alberta seniors who remain healthy, active and independent;
NOW THEREFORE, Mayor and Council, do hereby proclaim the month of November 2014 to be Seniors’ Falls Prevention Month in the Town of Magrath.
November 7, 2014 @ the T.K. Gym @ 10:15 - 11:00 am.
November 11th, 2014 @ the Cenotaph @ 10:45 am
There will be no program at the school on Remembrance Day
The Town of Magrath announces Free Public Skating!
Magrath's Garth Veale Arena
Monday's, Wednesdays and Saturday's
From 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Sponsored by: Edwards & Edwards Public Accountants, Summit Electrical Solutions Inc., Leisel's Buns & More and Schneyder Harvesting.
Concession open during Public Skating.