The Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition is hosting the annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day at the State House on September 19th with resources, live demonstrations and speakers sharing prevention methods and best practices.
The program will kick off at 10:00 am at the Grand Staircase and Great Hall of the State House. This is the 11th year the event is taking place and is especially timely with a recent release of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention citing an increase in deaths resulting from unintentional falls for adults 65 and older by almost 5% per year.
NCOA also has data specific to Massachusetts on the prevalence and frequency of falls, which is tied to increased hospital visits and costs.
With a focus on falls prevention among the interventions available to communities seeking to become more Age- and Dementia Friendly, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative will be present to support the event along with several MHAC members.
More info on the event is available on the Mass. Falls Prevention Coalition’s flyer.