Orem fall prevention program; Utah Women’s Summit golf event; Podium gets $32M Series A funding; Employment law conference

Orem fall prevention program available

Falls are the number one cause of death from injury for people 65 years old and older. Horizon Home Health of Orem has implemented a Fall Prevention Screening Program to educate seniors and caregivers about this risk.

“The program that we have developed at Horizon is based on the most current recommendations put forth from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the STEADI initiative, Stopping Elderly Accidents, Death and Injuries,” said Paul W. Sagers, Horizon physical therapist. “The program is unique in that it provides a reliable method to accurately classify individuals into three fall risk categories — low, moderate and high. Based on the fall risk category, we provide evidence-based interventions that are proven to improve strength, range of motion and balance thus reducing the risk of falls and injury.”

In addition to biological factors, a person’s environment also can contribute to falls. Bathroom falls claim about two-thirds of accidental injuries. Simple installations and prevention measures can make a big difference in who can prevent potential falls.

According to Horizon Home Health, preventing falls is important for all concerned. Once a senior has fallen, whether injured or not, they lose confidence in their ability to walk. Falling is a primary cause for seniors losing their independence, self-confidence and end up in a nursing home. Sager and Horizon Home Health have implemented the program to prevent this, and help seniors back on their feet with confidence.

Utah Women’s Summit holds golf event

The Utah Women’s Summit is holding its Women Driving Leadership event from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 at Topgolf Salt Lake City.

The event is a networking event, with a keynote address by Kari Mirabal, known as the Connection Coach. The ticket cost includes Mirabal’s address, lunch and two hours of golfing activity. Beginners can learn with dedicated professionals, or just sharpen up swing skills while getting to know other business leaders.

To register, visit utahwomenssummit.com. To save $20 on tickets use promo code: SAVE20.

Podium announces $32M Series A funding

Podium, a Lehi-based software-as-a-service company focused on boosting business and customer interactions through messaging tools and online reviews, announced its $32 million Series A funding, led by Accel, GV — formerly Google Ventures, Summit Partners and Y Combinator.

With this new capital, Podium will launch its new Messenger product: technology that makes interactions between local businesses and customers more productive and convenient.

Podium serves companies such as: car dealerships, jewelry stores, dental offices and home services firms. The company is now expanding its market and seeing explosive growth — growing to a team of 175 employees, and serving about 10,000 businesses and 80,000 users.

Employment Law Update conference registration open

Registration is now open for the annual Employment Law Update conference presented by Utah Employers Council. The conference, which is June 8 at the Radisson Hotel in Salt Lake City, covers the most significant employment law developments of the year. Employers Council attorneys will simplify the legalese and provide critical, timely and practical advice to help employers minimize businesses’ liability.

“ELU is the one employment law conference employers cannot miss,” said Ryan D. Nelson, Employers Council Utah president. “We selected this year’s topics by asking the business community what they wanted to learn. We tailored the conference material just for them, with presentations by some of the best employment attorneys in the business.”

Topics at the conference will include: employment-at-will changes, the legal risks of electronic communication, blending multiple generations in the workforce, social media usage at work, and addressing different cultures in the workplace.

Employers Council is an employer association providing expertise in employment law, human resources, training and survey data. Those interested in attending the Employment Law Update can register at www.msec.org. Continuing Legal Education Credits are available.

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