Please join the Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition for our 6th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day:
Standing Together to Prevent Falls
When:Monday, September 24, 2012 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Where:Massachusetts State House,Boston Great Hall
Why you should attend: Each year in the United States, one out of three people, age 65 or older falls, and as a result, many experience injuries that threaten their independence and quality of life.
Join legislators and other state officials, community-based organizations including Councils on Aging, members of the Coalition and the general public, to learn how falls can be prevented with our state’s falls prevention activities, and to celebrate some champions who are helping to reduce the risk for falls. The event will include an interesting array of speakers, information booths and light refreshments.
The mission of the MA Falls Prevention Coalition is: to increase awareness that falls are preventable; to support family/caregivers, healthcare providers, and the community at large about falls prevention; and to reduce the incidence and severity of falls and fall related injuries across the lifespan in Massachusetts.
For more information about the event, please contact Alissa Weintraub:
617 558-0202: firstname.lastname@example.org
www.maseniorcarefoundation.org/Initiatives/Falls_Prevention/Massachusetts_Falls_Prevention_Coalition.aspx For information on visiting the State House, go to: www.malegislature.gov/Engage/Directions
or call: 617 722-2000
The building is wheelchair accessible via the Ashburton Park entrance on Bowdoin Street. Special thanks to Senator Richard T. Moore for sponsoring this annual State House event.