TUCSON – Unexpected falls among adults of all ages can lead to major health and safety concerns.
Sept. 23 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and the Southern Chapter of the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition (SCAZFPS) in Tucson will host a set of ten free events to target the prevention of falls and related injuries.
The events will begin Sept. 12 through early November at several locations in southern Arizona.
- Sept. 12: The Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center is offering resource materials, demonstrations and talks in partnership with local coalition service providers at 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road, 9-11:30 a.m.
- Sept. 20: The El Pueblo Activity Center is where El Rio Community Health Centers will host a falls prevention program and demonstrations at 101 W. Irvington Road in Building 9 (Multipurpose Room), 9-11 a.m.
- Green Valley, Sept. 23: Valley Assistance Services host the annual safety and prevention event, “Stay Vertical Fall Prevention,” at the Valley Presbyterian Church at 2800 S. Camino Del Sol, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required as lunch will be provided. Reserve a seat by calling 1-520- 625-5966.
- Nogales, Sept. 27: The Santa Cruz Care Conference is open to the public at 2150 N. Congress Dr. in Nogales, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Tucson, Sept. 27: Banner UMC-Tucson and University of Arizona Fall Prevention host a series of talks by local experts with local coalition service providers at Health Sciences Innovation Bldg.,at 1670 E. Drachman St., 3-5:30 p.m.
- Sierra Vista, October 12 & 13: Art in the Park at 3105 E. Fry Blvd., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Tucson, Oct. 16: Encompass Health Rehabilitation is the host at Mountain View Retirement Village offering demonstrations and local resources at 7900 N. La Cañada Dr., 9-noon.
- Tucson, Oct. 24: Tucson Estates is the host of a falls prevention information and resource event in the Multipurpose Hall at 5900 W. Western Way, 9-11:30 a.m.
- Tucson, Nov. 7: Picture Rocks Community Center is the host of a falls prevention event at 6691 N. Sandario Rd., 9-11:30 a.m.
For more information visit healthypima.com/falls
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was written by News 4 Tucson’s Meleny Gradillas.