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Help prevent falls among local seniors

The Milwaukie Center was filled Saturday, May 10, with attendees of a wellness, safety and security, and preparedness fair showcasing more than 20 organizations.

Sponsored by Milwaukie’s Public Safety Advisory Committee, the fair was the third in a series of four disaster preparedness presentations in 2013-14.

Representatives of local agencies and organizations greeting visitors at the Milwaukie Center fair included American Legion Post #180’s Honor Guard and members organizing the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall project. Clackamas Community College’s Nutrition Program volunteers provided free blood-pressure checks and nutrition information.

Others represented included U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s Constituent Services staff, American Medical Response, the American Red Cross, Milwaukie’s Public Safety Foundation K-9 fundraisers, Milwaukie CERT team members, Krueger Medical Supplies, DamselPro (protection equipment designed for women), Thrive Life (long shelf-life foods), Protection One, Elders in Action, OHSU’s ThinkFirst program, local dentist Dr. William Behrndt, Clackamas Fire District No. 1 personnel, Milwaukie Police, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention unit, and domestic-violence and abuse volunteers.

The final presentation this year will be OHSU’s ThinkFirst program’s Fall Prevention Seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St. Discussion will focus on pedestrian safety, concussion education, and prevention of falls.

Pre-registration is required with OHSU Education Coordinator Shelby Martin at 503-312-5074, 503-494-5353 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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