Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance
Welcome to NVFPA!
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.
Marymount has been working towards creating awareness and finding ways to prevent falls in older adults. Marymount’s work towards falls prevention efforts has made an impact on over 4,700 older adults over the past five years. Click here for more details.
Falls Prevention Awareness
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