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L.I.F.E. Course at McDonough District Hospital Highlights Safety in the Home

3/26/2019

MACOMB, Ill. – Occupational Therapy staff at MDH look to prevent falls and make daily living more enjoyable with their latest L.I.F.E. course offered Wednesday, April 24, from 12:30-2 p.m. in Auditoriums A and B (lower level) of MDH.

Participants of this course will discover ways to create a safer space for daily living by learning how to re-organize the home for routine tasks. Participants will also learn to navigate various physical limitations that might arise due to illness, injury, or age.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn practical and interesting modifications to assist in fall-prevention and eliminating safety hazards from the expert Occupational Therapy staff of the award-winning Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services Department.

Occupational Therapists at MDH evaluate and treat patients of all ages with problems resulting from illness or injury, including: multiple sclerosis, stroke, arthritis, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, joint replacement, hand injuries, developmental disabilities, and more. MDH Occupational Therapists are available to treat inpatients, outpatients, and Home Health patients.

L.I.F.E. courses are open to any adult, there are no educational requirements or prerequisites. The Macomb L.I.F.E. program, organized by the Western Illinois University Study Abroad Department, is affiliated with the national organization Road Scholar: Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN). It is independently administered by area residents who develop the courses, select the teachers, establish the fees, and promote the curriculum.

Pre-registration and a $5 fee are both required. For more information or to register, call (309) 298-1911. To learn more about the MDH Community Calendar, visit www.MDH.org.

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