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Building awareness to action

Each of our local coalitions and their member/partners work to increase awareness through out the fall prevention pathway: the older adult, their family, caregivers, senior residential managers, health care providers and community educators. Here are the latest efforts.

FPA Southland – GiGi Garner presents to community

In the high desert area of Southern California: Victorville and Apple Valley area (San Bernadino County)  proactive seniors are leading the community in falls prevention awareness. Here is GiGi Garner presenting the Falls Prevention Awareness Seminar during FPA Week. Next up are plans for “The Dawning Of A New Old Age: Searching For The New […]

Emily Nabors, Fall Prevention Center of Excellence on Facebook Live

Emily Nabors, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Fall Prevention Center of Excellence walks the streets of DC with Kathleen Cameron, NCOA Center for Healthy Aging.    They discuss ‘getting out and about’ from a fall prevention perspective. Well worth watching and passing on. Navigating Outdoor Fall Hazards Get ready to see what falls prevention […]

Around the U.S. on Falls Prevention Awareness Day – a letter from NCOA

Dear Falls Prevention Coalition Members: I’d like to take this moment to congratulate all of you, the Falls Prevention Coalitions, on your efforts for the 10th observation of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. I know many of you are extremely busy today with Falls Prevention Awareness Day activities and have been for some time as […]

Local Non Profits Team up with Home Modification Company to help with Senior Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention Awareness Day Sept 22, 2017 At risk seniors are being helped by a community collaboration between two local non profits and a Bay Area home modifications company.  This effort raises community awareness about  fall risk seniors have in their homes and the upcoming “Fall Prevention Awareness” day. Life Elder Care (LEC) a Fremont […]

Members of LA Falls Prevention Coalition – Give FPA presentation

Heart of Ida’s Dina Berg and Pam Chotiswatdi lead a successful Fall Prevention Presentation at Menorah House, Long Beach, CA. Fall Prevention Presentations encourage attendees to take the Stay Independent self-survey (shown by Dina) to help evaluate fall risk. Dina and Pam attended the LA Falls Prevention Coalition training on  “How to Give a Falls […]

The Falls Prevention Awareness Presentations begin LA roll-out

In July, the LA Falls Prevention Coalition trained 17 members in how to give a Falls Prevention Awareness Presentation. Each attended received the PowerPoint in English and in Spanish and the Stay Independent Questionnaire in the same languages – a trainer’s manual was provided. And now the efforts are paying off! Ines Bryan from Westside […]

Trained in Falls Prevention Awareness Presentations

The need is increasing exponentially to reduce our older adult community’s’ fall risk. To meet this challenge, the LA Falls Prevention Coalition hosted a FPA presentation training workshop. On July 27th, seventeen individuals received training and are ready to begin an awareness campaign for their target communities. Attendees came from injury prevention programs, senior residences, […]

ALERT – Change of date for upcoming July Conference

We’ve received several registrations and emails of those interested in the upcoming workshop. THE CORRECT DATE is Thursday July 27th. Here is the updated/corrected post. LA Falls Prevention Workshop “Train the Presenter: How to Give a Falls Prevention Awareness Presentation” Need to offer a presentation on falls? falls prevention? But don’t know how to make […]