Briefly, Sept. 17

Fall prevention targeted locally

St. Francis Senior Ministries is joining with state and local partners to observe Sunday as Ohio Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Celebrated each year on the first day of autumn, the observance was designed to educate Ohioans that the risks of falling increase as they grow older.

This year’s theme is “Preventing Falls, One Step at a Time,” and everyone is encouraged to take some important steps now to reduce the risks.

“According to the Ohio Department of Health, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization and death among Ohioans age 65 and older,” said Jane Cook, nursing director at St. Francis. “The good news is that falls are largely preventable.”

Four “small steps” can help reduce the risk of falls and related injuries:

1. Increase your physical activity.

2. See your eye doctor once a year.

3. Review your medications.

4. Remove environmental hazards.

To learn about available trainings and resources to help reduce the risks of falling, call St. Francis Home at (419) 447-2723.

Panel to discuss ‘Living Life Sober’

Community Action for Reducing Substance Abuse is to present “Living Life Sober” 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St.

This moderated panel is to feature people recovering from substance abuse. Light refreshments are to be served at this free program.

Fish and chicken on Kiwanis menu

Tiffin Kiwanis Club is to serve an all-you-can-eat fish and chicken dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Kiwanis Manor, 7 W. Market St.

Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.

Square dance classes offered

Tiffin T-Squares is offering an introduction to modern western square dancing in the coming months. The first two sessions are free and will take place 7-9 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at Tiffin Developmental Center gym, 600 N. River Road.

For details, call (419) 448-8762.