Falls Prevention

Mission Statement

The Falls Prevention Coalition mission is to collectively raise island-wide awareness of the risk of falling as one ages, to educate Older Adults on fall prevention strategies, and to empower Older Adults to take action to reduce their fall risk and, when they do fall, recover more quickly.

FALLS PREVENTION MONTH
2022

This year was our busiest and most impressive yet. Thank you to everyone who participated.  We are already looking forward to next year. Please click below to see all the wonderful events that took place.
Click here to download schedule PDF

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MATTER OF BALANCE:
Evidenced based falls prevention!

This year, HAMV is bringing a new science based falls prevention workshop to the island!

We present to you, Matter of Balance!

A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based interactive program to educate, connect, and support our Older Adults who have experienced a fall or who are in fear of falling after having fallen. 

This program is an 8 week course 2 hours per week taught by 2 Coaches trained in A Matter of Balance curriculum.

 

The Edgartown Council on Aging (The Anchors) will be hosting the first course launching Thursday September 29 at 9:30-11:30 AM at the Anchors.  Registration required.

Please contact trogers@hamv.org or your Council on Aging for more information.

Click here to download Matter of Balance PDF

OUr supporting organizations

A huge thank you to all of the local organizations who support the coalition! This wouldn't be possible without them.

Chilmark Board of Health

Consumer Activists

Edgartown Council on Aging

Elder Services of Cape Cod/Islands

Island Health Care Community Center

Martha's Vineyard Community Services

Martha's Vineyard Hospital

NAACP

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging

Tisbury Board of Health

Tisbury Council on Aging

Up Island Council on Aging

Vineyard Complementary Medicine

Vineyard Haven Library

VNA of Cape Cod - Martha's Vineyard Office

YMCA Healthy Agers

Falls Information Downloads

In the spirit of self education, click on these links to download some fresh facts.

Falling Prevention Brochure

Falling Prevention Questions

10 Myths of Falling

Home Safety Tips

Fall Prevention Session at the Y

Home Safety Modification Brochure

Falls Prevention Month 2021 Calendar