Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
Individuals who are 65 years of age or older, live in their own home, apartment or retirement community within Milwaukee County can benefit from participation in a research study to see if technology can help them continue to live independently.
“Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head trauma and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable,” according to a spokesperson from the Center for Disease Control.
Alexian Village, a retirement community in Milwaukee, through its program “Wellness by Design”, has collaborated with The Active Aging Research Center, UW-Madison and the Milwaukee County Department on Aging to recruit volunteers to participate in a research project.
Volunteers are needed to test a newly created, easy to use computer system that was designed to address key areas that may help older adults stay independent by preventing falls, social isolation and loneliness.
There is no cost to participate and if needed, a computer may be installed for you.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Cheryl Buckman, RN, “Wellness By Design,” (414) 357-5105, extension 5706 or cbuckman(at)alexianbrothers(dot)net.
Alexian Village is a “continuing care” retirement community offering Senior Independent Apartments in Milwaukee, Assisted Living, Rehabilitative Services, Skilled Nursing and Adult Day Services. 9301 N. 76 Street, Milwaukee, WI. 53223 | http://www.AlexianBrothers.net
Cheryl Buckman, RN.
“Wellness By Design”
Alexian Village of Milwaukee
9301 N. 76 Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223
(414) 357-5105, extension 5706
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