Falls Prevention

Did you know that falling is a leading cause of death among older people?  Healthy Aging MV seeks to help prevent falls among our older adults.

 

We coordinate the Falls Prevention Coalition on Martha's Vineyard to educate people about safety and decrease falls. Our Coalition is made up of dozens of island organizations that support physical health, mental health, and community engagement.What we do:We advocate for and organize home assessments to identify safety concerns.

 

We educate people about how to make their homes safer and reduce fall risks. We collaborate with local builders and contractors who can make repairs and modifications in the home, helping the older adult remain in their home longer. We are beginning to network with local pharmacists to encourage medication reviews.

 

To join our coalition or get information about our resources, please email us.

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photo courtesy of the Martha's Vineyard Gazette and photographer Mark Allen Lovewell

Falls Prevention Coalition Updates!

Here it is! What we've all been waiting for! The updated presentation on MV Falls Prevention Focus Areas!

 

Please click here to download.

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 

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 Haven Library

Vineyard Nursing Association

YMCA Healthy Agers