Contributed by Project Mend-A-House
Project Mend a House, a non-profit organization serving seniors, veterans, the disabled and low income residents for Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park, has a special request for volunteers to help with an upcoming fall risk screening for seniors ages 60 and over. Our next screening will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014from 10am – 3pm at the Gainesville Health and Rehab Center, 7501 Heritage Village Plaza, Gainesville, VA 20155.
We need HEALTH CARE VOLUNTEERS – Nurses, pharmacist, physical therapist, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Vision Care specialist, Audiologist, and Podiatrist. We also need GENERAL VOLUNTEERS to assist as greeters, registration, administrative duties, refreshments, documentation, group leaders and help prior to screening. Volunteers will have the opportunity to observe while participants will have the opportunity to take apart in a research project headed by the Locomotion Research Department of Virginia Tech to further the development of new technology to help prevent falls among older adults.
The screenings are offered at NO CHARGE to the participants. We are asking for volunteers to help with the screenings. It is an easy way to serve the seniors in our community. Seniors interested in participating MUST register. To volunteer or to register for this event please contact: Melody Cherry, 703-792-6402 or 571-575-4194. You can also reach her by email at [email protected]
As a member of the Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition (NVFPC) and through a grant from the Potomac Health Foundation, Project Mend a House is helping to implement the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ‘Preventing Falls’ program into the communities of Northern Virginia. The program has already been successfully completed at various centers in the Woodbridge and Manassas area thanks to individuals, organizations and businesses donating their time and expertise.
PMAH welcomes tax-deductible donations to help this nonprofit continue to serve low-income residents in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park. Donations directly benefit those whom Project Mend-A-House serves. To make a donation, sponsor a project or just learn more about PMAH, visit www.pmahweb.org. You can also call the PMAH office at 703-792-7663, Monday-Friday 8-4pm.
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