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Falls Prevention Awareness Info & Screenings

One out of three older people fall each year, but fewer than half tell anyone about it. Some falls are minor, but others can result in a fracture or serious injury, and sometimes a loss of mobility or independence.

FallsTalk™ and FallScape™ are highly effective falls prevention programs developed with support from the National Institute on Aging. Both are offered free of charge for older adults in South Snohomish County due to
support from the Verdant Health Commission.

These programs help you recognize fall risks unique to you. They will then help you create your own personal plans so you can continue to enjoy your activities and lifestyle. Both FallsTalk and FallScape are delivered privately in your home, community of faith or other convenient location.

FallsTalk includes a short screening to determine if it’s right for you. The program consists of two face-to-face
interviews and three short weekly check-in calls. FallScape multimedia trainings may also be included.

Screenings will take place:

  • Oct. 15, 6-7 p.m.;
    Oct. 16, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.;
    Nov. 19, 6-7 p.m.;
    Nov. 20, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    at Holy Rosary Church,
    630 7th Ave. N, Edmonds
  • Oct. 18, 10 a.m.–noon;
    Oct. 25, 10 a.m.–noon
    at Northwest Church in
    conjunction with the Puget
    Sound Christian Clinic, 19820
    Scriber Lake Rd, Lynnwood

To learn more, stop by one of the free screening events (no preregistration required). The events are all no-cost, no obligation, and non-denominational.