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Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance

Welcome to NVFPA!

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This is the official website of the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance. Our mission is to maximize independence and improve quality of life of older adults by reducing falls and fall-related injuries. We do this by partnering with individuals, businesses, organizations and community groups who work with and/or support older adults in our region.  

The Saving Claire Falls Prevention Project starts with a groundbreaking documentary. The film explores the complex nature of aging, resistance to change, and all the relatable patterns that increase fall risk. Claire’s journey is a cautionary tale. The film explores Claire’s attitudes and actions, the spiral after her fall, and the dramatic events that follow. Audiences connect with and relate to Claire. After people see Saving Claire, they report that they are ready to change their behavior.

For more information or to schedule a viewing please contact Sara Pappa at

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Marymount University/NVFPA

Virtual SAIL session

Fall SAIL Exercise Class

Tuesdays and Fridays,

September 12, 2023, to December 12, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm  

       Click here to register.

  for the Marymount University/NVFPA SAIL class 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You only need to register once for the entire session.

Post Fitness Checks

(Takes about 15 minutes to complete.  No reservation needed.)

Thursday, December 14, 2023   1:00 to 2:00pm

OLLI Campus, George Mason University

4210 Roberts Rd. Fairfax, VA 22032-1028


Friday, December 15, 2023    1:00 to 2:00 pm

 Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N Park Street, Arlington, VA

Virtual Matter of Balance Workshop

The Virtual Matter of Balance falls prevention program is an evidence-based cognitive restructuring program that meets for 2 hours a week for 9 weeks. We focus on how we view falling, our fears of falling, and strategies for preventing a fall and invite participation in gentle exercises.

Thursday, January 11, 2024, to March 7, 2024

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm  

       Click here to register.

Enrollment in the Virtual Matter of Balance program requires a 9-week commitment and participation with your device camera on. The Matter of Balance program meets once a week for 9 weeks on Thursday, January 11 to Thursday, March 7 from 1pm to 3pm.

Aging Matters TV Show
Generational Stereotypes

Don't miss the Aging Matters TV Show produced by Arlington Independent Media and broadcasts featuring our very own Marymount students', Davonne Douglas, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Department & Jenna Kniceley, Health Sciences as well as two older adults Carmen Melendez and Larry Padberg,  who discuss the generational stereotypes from different perspectives. 

The program will air during October on Comcast Channel 69 and Verizon channel 38 on Sundays at 5:30 pm and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Be sure to check it out, you can also watch it on Youtube. Click here for more information.

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