Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard
Making Martha's Vineyard an Aging-Friendly Island
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
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
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
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!
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.
MOB Sessions in 2023: The first workshop will begin in April and will consist of 8 weekly sessions. It will be held at Howes House (UpIsland Council on Aging) Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am. Dates are as follows.
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 16, 23, 30
Contact a Council on Aging or Cindy Trish
COA numbers listed below:
Oak Bluffs: 508-693-4509 ext 3
Click here to read about Matter of Balance in our March 2023 Update
Falls Information Downloads
In the spirit of self education, click on these links to download some fresh facts.
Fall Prevention Session at the Y
Home Safety Modification Brochure