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April Free Tune-up of Walkers and Wheel-Chairs Starts Tomorrow!

By Peter DiMaria

Elder Care: Check Our Tune-Up Calendar.

Every quarter Home Helpers teams up with Louis and Clark Medical Supply to offer free tune-ups in seniors' mobility equipment. The initiative aims at increasing security and reducing fall risk among seniors in our community.

Given to the high demand, we now offer the service in 11 different localities in North Central CT and Western Massachusetts. The Tune-ups now occur in East Longmeadow MA, Enfield CT, Wilbraham MA, Somers CT, Vernon CT, Rockville CT, Agawam MA, Suffield CT, and Springfield MA throughout the month, starting tomorrow.

Fall prevention

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older Americans. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Over 800 thousand people end up in a hospital every year, because of an injury caused by a fall. Of these, at least 300 thousand are older people who suffer a hip fracture. Hip fractures are extremely dangerous for seniors. Around 50% of those 85 years or older do not recover from a hip fracture.

The technician Fred Rood from Louis and Clark works in a walker, in our tune-up clinic at the Enfield Senior Center, in October 2017.

Save the date (reservation required):

Elderly Care in East Longmeadow MA
What: Free Wheel-Chairs and Walkers Tune-ups.  
Where: Pleasant View Senior Center
When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 10 am to 11 am
Address: 328 N Main St, East Longmeadow, MA 01028

ElderlyCare in Enfield CT
What: Free Wheel-Chairs and Walkers Tune-ups.
Where: Enfield Senior Center
When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Address: 299 Elm St, Enfield, CT 06082

Elderly Care in Wilbraham MA
What: Free Wheel-Chairs and Walkers Tune-ups.
Where: Orchard Valley at Wilbraham
When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Address: 2387 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA 01095

Senior Care in Somers CT
What: Free Wheel-Chairs and Walkers Tune-ups.
Where: Somers Senior Center
When: Wednesday, April 4, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Address: 19 Battle St, Somers, CT 06071

Senior Care East Longmeadow
What: Free Wheel-Chairs and Walkers Tune-ups.
Where: Brownstone Gardens
When: Wednesday, April 4, 1 pm to 2 pm
Address: 75 Pleasant St, East Longmeadow

Elderly Care in Vernon CT

What: Free Wheel-Chairs and Walkers Tune-ups.
Where: Rose Commons.
When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
Address: 540 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066

Senior Care in Rockville CT
What: Free Wheel-Chairs and Walkers Tune-ups.
Where: Florence Mill Apartments.
Address: 121 West Main Street, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 12 pm to 1 pm.

Elder Care in Agawam MA
What: Free Wheel-Chairs and Walkers Tune-ups.
Where: Agawam Senior Center
Address: 954 Main St, Agawam, MA 01001
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 10 am to 11 am

Elder Care in Suffield CT
What: Free Wheel-Chairs and Walkers Tune-ups.
Where: Suffield Senior Center
Address: 145 Bridge St, Suffield, CT 06078
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Elderly Care in Springfield MA
What: Free Wheel-Chairs and Walkers Tune-ups.
Where: Landmark at Monastery Heights
Address: 110 Monastery Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 1 pm to 2 pm

Senior Care in Wilbraham MA
What: Free Wheel-Chairs and Walkers Tune-ups.
Where: Wilbraham Senior Center
Address: 45 Post Office Park # 4502, Wilbraham, MA 01095
When: Monday, April 23, 2018, from 1o am to 11 am

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