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If you’ve ever slipped on the ice or been too afraid to go out in the winter, but don’t want to be shut in till spring, join us for some safety tips and come ready to share some of your own. Winter Safety will be an informative and interactive hour spent learning how to stay safe and active during Chicago winters with local Occupational Therapist, Karrie Stanley. We will cover topics including safely going out and navigating transportation during inclement weather, ways to reduce your risk of falling, and how to best care for yourself in the cold. We hope you walk or roll away ready to go out and embrace all that Chicago has to offer!
About Karrie Stanley, OT
Karrie Stanley is an Occupational Therapist and owner of Vitalize Home Therapy PLLC, providing home and community-based OT services funded through Medicare Part B. She sees her role as a problem-solver and educator as she partners with older adults to navigate the challenges of aging in order to remain safely in the home of their choice with a lifestyle they find meaningful. Her areas of expertise include fall prevention, chronic disease self-management, community access and aging in place. Karrie has been an OT for 21 years and holds a Bachelor’s degree in OT, a Master’s degree in Disability Studies and Social Policy, and is certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s disease. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys volunteering for the local food pantry delivering groceries on weekends.