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 September 2021

This September is Falls Prevention Month! Engage with us by self empowering and educating.

 

The YMCA is hosting a falls prevention workshop on Sept 22nd 10am-Noon. We hope to see you there!

Vineyard Complementary Medicine is giving out FREE Pain and injury screenings on the 22nd. Call 508-693-3800 to schedule your 20 minute appointment.

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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

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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

NAACP

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging

Tisbury Board of Health

Tisbury Council on Aging

Up Island Council on Aging

Vineyard Haven Library

VNA of Cape Cod - Martha's Vineyard Office

YMCA Healthy Agers