WESTFIELD, NJ - An informational program on “Fall Prevention and Safety in the Home” for seniors and their families will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ. The presentation by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ Nurse Consultant Karen Winter, RN, is the first in a series of programs that are free and open to the entire community at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House.

According to Winter, “Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. Strategies for making the home environment safe is a concern for seniors and their families."

Winter is a seasoned registered nurse who has experience working in both hospital and community health nurse settings. She was instrumental in implementing a safety in the home program at JFS where she served as Director of Nursing overseeing a team of homecare and home health aides, visiting frail clients with social work staff and implementing recommendations for their care plan.

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The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House is a joint venture between The Westfield United Fund and Temple Emanu-El of Westfield. Through a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, Jewish Family Service of Central NJ provides programming and the services of Social Worker Maris Chavenson, LSW, each Tuesday. Programs are free of charge and open to the entire community.

Registration is recommended if you plan to attend. Contact Maris Chavenson, LSW, 908-352-8375, mchavenson@jfscentralnj.org.