Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance

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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.  

Falls Prevention Awareness Week!

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. To recognize this critical issue, at the state level, SJ 47 was passed in Virginia in 2018 declaring the third week of Fall each year as Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

 

At the heart of this initiative is the message that falls are preventable. During Fall Prevention Awareness Week of 2019, Virginia's fall prevention coalitions, health care providers, and senior service agencies held presentations, health fairs, screenings, and workshops to raise awareness among older adults and their families and caregivers, elder care professionals, and the general public about the seriousness of falls and ways to reduce fall risk. We would like to thank the community for coming together and participating in the events. Stay tuned for events this September!

Falls Prevention Awareness

Aging Matters Special Episode
 

Reconnections Virtual Program

Click here to learn more

NEW SAIL classes starting on January 11th

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Optional: SAIL Fitness Checks (takes about 15 minutes to complete)
Saturday, January 9th; 1-3:00 p.m.
No reservation is needed.
Langston-Brown Community Center tennis courts;

2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington 22207

Everyone MUST wear a mask. We will be social distancing and disinfecting all equipment.
Please wear comfortable clothes and walking or athletic shoes.

If weather prevents the fitness checks, a notice will be posted on

www.novafallsprevention.com

 

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Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), most public gatherings and events are not taking place.

Please contact sites or contact the event organizer for events before attending.

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