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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 2023

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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

Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

Martha's Vineyard Center for Living


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


Evidenced-based falls prevention training!

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. 

Contact a Council on Aging (COA) to learn more:

Edgartown COA: 508-627-4368
Oak Bluffs COA: 508-693-4509 ext 3
Tisbury COA: 508-696-4205
Up-Island COA: 508-693-2896


Click here to read about Matter of Balance in our March 2023 Newsletter

Matter of Balance Class schedule for 2024 coming soon!

Matter of Balance Coaches Wanted! Click here to learn more.

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

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