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.
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
Edgartown Council on Aging
Elder Services of Cape Cod/Islands
Island Health Care
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 Haven Library
Vineyard Nursing Association
YMCA Healthy Agers