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.
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
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
MATTER OF BALANCE:
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