According to the American Diabetes Association, older adults with diabetes have a higher risk of falling and fall more often than their peers who do not have diabetes. Seniors with diabetes are also more likely to be injured as a result of a fall.

To help prevent hazardous falls, the Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions on why older adults with diabetes are at increased risk of falls and how they and their loved ones can reduce their falls risk.

Diane Betkoski, MS, RD, LNHA, will host “Helping People with Diabetes Reduce the Risk of Falling” on Tues., Nov. 10 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby, at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Childbirth Classroom A.

The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September - June on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges and day-to-day dietary concerns.

All diabetics and their families are welcome to attend. No registration is required. Free valet parking is available for the 2:30 p.m. session. For more information, call Mary Swansiger at 203-732-1137.