National Falls Prevention Awareness Week, Sept. 18–24

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Provided by Prince William County Area Agency on Aging

The Prince William Area Agency on Aging will be observing National Falls Prevention Awareness Week, Sept. 18–24, to raise community awareness that falls are preventable. The Woodbridge and Manassas Senior Centers will host Falls Prevention Awareness Days focused on fall prevention education, tips and tools with activities and presentations from local community businesses and organizations throughout the day. The goal is to help older adults in the Prince William area reduce fears of falling and see falls as something that can be controlled and prevented through education, engagement, activity and independence.

Manassas Senior Center Falls Prevention Awareness Day: Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • 9:30 a.m.: Vison and Hearing Screening, Lions Club
  • 10:30 a.m.: Importance of Exercise and Staying Active Throughout Aging/Home Safety Modification, Dr. Cindya Amador of Upgrade Body, and Home Physical Therapy
  • 12:00 p.m.: “A Matter of Balance” Workshop Sign-up opportunities
  • 1:15 – 2:15: Proper Foot Care and How to Choose Footwear
  • All Day: Fall Prevention tips, trivia, games, and resources

Woodbridge Senior Center Falls Prevention Awareness Day: Friday, Sept. 23

  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Proper Foot Care and How to Choose Footwear
  • 12:00 p.m.: “A Matter of Balance” Workshop Sign-up opportunities
  • 1:00 – 2:30: Fall Risk Screenings and Falls Prevention Presentation, Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance
  • All Day: Fall Prevention tips, trivia, games, and resources

Older adults of the Prince William area are welcome to join the activities; senior center membership is not required to participate. Individuals interested in a vision and hearing screening or a fall risk screening must sign up for an appointment time.

For more information or to sign up for a screening, contact Kathleen Wiley, Evidence Based Programs Coordinator, at 571-241-3925 or kwiley@pwcgov.org.

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