Falls account for over 50% of all hospitalizations within the Saskatoon Health Region. The majority of these falls involve seniors. However, stats show that individuals of all ages including children visit hospitals because of falls. 75% of all hospitalizations of children involve falls in a playground setting.
At least 29,000 children younger than 15 years of age receive treatment for playground injuries in hospital emergency departments each year in Canada. Children five to nine years of age have the highest risk of injury, with males injured slightly more often than females (53% versus 47%). Playground injuries occur most often in summer (43%), followed by fall (27%), spring (24%), and winter (6%).
Courtesy of: Injury Section Public Health Agency of Canada analysis of data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP). In; 2000.
Stand With Me
Thank you for joining us on Friday, October 18th, 2013 at the Humboldt Seniors Club for “Stand With Me” a falls prevention symposium featuring speakers from Pharmasave, the Saskatoon Health Region, Forever…in motion, the CNIB and Osteoporosis Canada.
This event was for seniors, families, care givers and professionals.
There was a full day of speakers, displays, information and promotional materials.
The first 25 people through the door received a free welcome gift bag! Light refreshments were available.
Call 306-682-0705 for more information on future Falls Prevention programming.