SHELBYVILLE, IL - According to the National Center of Disease Control and Prevention, close to two million people are treated for injuries from slips or falls annually in emergency departments in the U.S. HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital wants to help prevent fractures and avoidable injuries with an educational seminar.

Please join us for valuable information and simple strategies designed to educate and promote fall and fracture prevention. The No Falls this Autumn seminar will be will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 9 in Classroom B of the hospital, located at 200 S. Cedar St., Shelbyville. The seminar is free, no registration is required and the public is invited to attend.

Tonya Bowrey, manager of rehabilitation services, will talk about the importance of balance and simple measures one can take to lower the risks of falls or fractures. She will also cover changes as one ages. A special guest will tell her story via video after her long recovery from two broken femurs.

Occupational therapist Teri Whalen will lead a demonstration in golden yoga. For those interested, the hospital will provide a tour of the new renovations and answer questions about the newly remodeled area.

In addition to the informative presentations and the motivating storytelling on these topics, there will be a gift for each person in attendance. Healthy treats will be available will be served at and attendees will have a chance to win a special door prize.
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit   

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis,

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