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Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Fall Prevention Awareness – What happened?

Every year we participate in a nation-wide survey of Fall Prevention actions taken in September coordinated by the National Council on Aging. This year Ellen Corman, at Stanford, ECorman@stanfordhealthcare.org   is compiling our data. Please take a few minutes – right now – to send your efforts to Ellen. See the short survey attached – […]

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 […]

Where are the evidence based fall prevention programs in California?

More and more coalition members are offering evidence based fall prevention programs. To help our coalition efforts the StopFallsCalifornia.org website has a “locator“. Sort of yelp for falls prevention. Please email info@stopsfallscalifornia.org for the instructions. Just a tip when you are ready to list have the logo, web address, phone number and email that you […]