Stepping Up to Prevent Falls

Falling is a serious health risk among older adults. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one in every three adults age 65 or older falls. The coalition is comprised of more than 20 agencies located within Delaware County to address the prevention of falls for all citizens 65 or older. Through the work and activities performed by the members of the coalition, it is our hope that older Ohioans will have fewer falls and fall-related injuries, maximizing their independence and quality of life.

Vision
Older Ohioans will have fewer falls and fall-related injuries, maximizing their independence and quality of life.

Mission
Reduce falls and fall-related injuries through community collaboration, awareness, education and evidence-based interventions.

Meeting information:
The coalition meets quarterly. The next meeting is 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Dec. 20, 2017, at Delaware General Health District, 1 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH  43015