View Resources from the Maine Falls Prevention Coalition
The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging.
The Maine Falls Prevention Coalition is committed to empowering all older adults throughout Maine to age well, and that includes avoiding falls. On September 20-24, 2021, we are partnering with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to observe Falls Prevention Awareness Week.
Falls remain a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older. Falls threaten older adults’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. However, through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based falls prevention programs, and clinical-community partnerships, the number of falls among older adults can be substantially reduced.
We invite your community will join in this important awareness campaign. Visit www.knowfallsforME.org and follow us on Facebook to find shareable resources, and view the complete listings of in person and online falls prevention events happening through the month of September. We are actively planning events now – continue to check our calendar throughout the summer for updates.
About Maine Falls Prevention Coalition
The Maine Falls Prevention Coalition is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to raising awareness of the impact of falls on older adults. Through collaboration, networking, and outreach our aim is to reduce older adult falls, fall-related injuries, and fall-related deaths in the state of Maine.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well. Since 1950, our mission has not changed: Improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. NCOA empowers people with the best solutions to improve their own health and economic security—and we strengthen government programs that we all depend on as we age. Every year, millions of people use our signature programs BenefitsCheckUp®, My Medicare Matters®, and the Aging Mastery Program® to age well. By offering online tools and collaborating with a nationwide network of partners, NCOA is working to improve the lives of 40 million older adults by 2030. Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.