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‘Don’t Fall Festival’ at Sno-Valley Seniors

  • Written by Valley View Staff

There’s a nip in the air that tells us that fall is here but at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, temporarily located at Camp Don Bosco, we say “Don’t” …fall, that is!

Falling does not have to be part of aging and at the “Don’t Fall Festival” you can learn how NOT to fall. Held Tuesday, Oct. 18th at our temporary location, 1401 327th Ave NE,  just two miles south of downtown Carnation, from 10 a.m. to noon, the event is sponsored by Eastside Fire and Rescue’s Shape up program.

There are easy steps everyone can take to significantly reduce their risk of falls, starting with your eyes. Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare will provide free eyeglass adjustments, cleanings and glass cleaning kits (first 50 customers).  Stop by the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital table and get your flu shot. Everyone who gets a shot gets a home baked cookie if they don’t cry, two if they do! Our Eastside Fire and Rescue team will be here to check blood pressure and hand out “Vials of Life,”  emergency information kits that tells EMT’s your wishes when you can’t.  We have great speakers on hand including Dr. Ron from Snoqualmie Hospital presenting “Avoiding Medication Mistakes,” Duvall True Value Hardware’s Helen “The Light bulb Lady” with how to light your home in the dark days of winter and a representative from Restorix informing you on  “How to make your Feet Feel Fabulous!” It’s all free, no registration required.

After the festival, lunch will be shepherd’s pie, peas and carrots, and pineapple upside down cake for dessert. $3 for all over 60, $6 for those under 60 years old.

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