The Maine Falls Prevention Coalition is committed to empowering all older adults throughout Maine to age well, and that includes avoiding falls. From Sept. 20 to Sept. 24, the coalition is partnering with the National Council on Aging to observe Falls Prevention Awareness Week.

Falls remain a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older. Falls threaten older adults’ safety, independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Through lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based falls prevention programs and clinical-community partnerships, the number of falls among older adults can be reduced.

The public is invited to join this awareness campaign. Visit knowfallsforME.org and/or follow on Facebook to find shareable resources and view the complete listings of in-person and online events happening through September.

The Maine Falls Prevention Coalition is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to raising awareness of the impact of falls on older adults. Through collaboration, networking and outreach our aim is to reduce older adult falls, fall-related injuries, and fall-related deaths in the state of Maine.

The National Council’s mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who struggle.

Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.