The Falls Prevention Coalition of Snohomish County
Our society does not realize the serious consequences and costs associated with falls, nor the tremendous number of seniors that experience falls.
The statistics are sobering:
1 in 3 persons age 65 and over will fall
1 in 10 falls will result in a serious injury
Seniors who fall are 3 times as likely to fall again
Unfortunately, the State of Washington has one of the highest recorded number of falls nationally. Falling is not a fact of the aging process. While we cannot turn back the hands of time, we can take steps to stay active and independent by preventing falls. By making some changes the chances of falling can be greatly reduced.
Watch the video to learn more about fall prevention:
The Falls Prevention Coalition of Snohomish County was established in 2008 to education seniors about the seriousness of falls and the steps that can be taken to prevent falls from occurring.
For additional information click on the following links or contact the Senior Information & Assistance program at Senior Services of Snohomish County - 425.513.1900.
The Center for Disease Control has recognized fall prevention as a top priority. Learn more at the CDC website.
Senior Services' Minor Home Repair program may be able to help you make your home safer. Click here to learn more
The Falls Prevention Coalition consists of and is supported by a number of community organizations. The coalition is not a program of Senior Services of Snohomish County.