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This past spring some readers may have heard KERA's Health/Science/Technology reporter, Lauren Silverman, as she presented "The Broken Hip" a comprehensive 8-part radio series and digital storytelling project illustrating the impact of a broken hip on patients, families and caregivers.

I did. And once I heard part one, I made sure I listened to the entire series. 

As Lauren describes in her introduction, "When an older person falls and breaks a hip, it's a moment that changes everything.". During the series, you hear stories of North Texas families who have experienced this dramatic life change and learn about research focusing on preventing falls and recovering from fractured hips faster. The series is informative, relatable and somewhat cautionary for an aging Baby Boomer daughter with a very independent older parent. 

In hopes of providing the larger Dallas community with an opportunity to gain a bit of knowledge on this subject, The Innovation in Aging, Caregiving and Technology group is proud to be an organizer of a panel discussion event presented by KERA and generously hosted by BaylorScottandWhite

Lauren will give a brief overview of the series and then moderate the panel where discussion of other related issues including navigating hospitalization, psychological adjustment to the accident, and aging in place precautions.

The panel will consist of the following experts:

Dr. Alan Jones-Board certified orthopaedic surgeon and founding member of Orthopaedic Trauma Associates of North Texas. Dr. Jones is on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and serves as the medical director of orthopaedic trauma services.

Janet Mariani-LMSW, Sales and Marketing with Belmont Village Senior Living.

Cheryl A. Acres RN, CCM-President of Comprehensive Care Management and Certified Geriatric Care Manager. 

Additonal interviewees from The Broken Hip series will contribute to a question and answer opportunity that will conclude our program. These individuals are:

Dr. Chris Ray-Director of University of Texas at Arlington Postural Control Laboratory.

Adam Mandel-Owner of Independent Living Design and Certified Aging in Place Specialist.

Dr. Dan McCoy-Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas.

Baylor Health Care System is graciously hosting our event in the Hunt Auditorium with a beautiful view of the downtown Dallas skyline. 

We invite you to join us as we learn more about this important topic.

RSVP's are REQUIRED as seating is limited.

You can either RSVP and join our group at

or RSVP through

Thank you to our sponsors: Alert Response, Dallas Yoga Center, Senior Helpers, 5 Star Senior Services, and TORCH.









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