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Southern Arizona Falls Prevention Coaltion

Established in 2015, the Southern Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition (SAFPC) is a respected local partnership of groups mobilized to spread the word about ways to prevent falls among older adults. SAFPC includes representatives from Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) and the Pima County Health Department (PCHD), along with first-responders from area fire districts/departments, and representatives from the Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona and Tai Chi for Health, educators from the Arizona Center on Aging and College of Medicine, and Banner UMC Trauma Services along with social service groups including Valley Assistance Services in Green Valley.

Fall Prevention In-Person Events 
Green Valley Assistance Services - Sept. 22
“Stay Vertical,” a free event about fall prevention, with exercise demonstrations, balance screenings and health education.

Golder Ranch Fire Department - Sept. 18 - 22
4-day program including demonstrations about the importance of balance and flexibility, home safety check lists, medications issues, compression only CPR, and more.

Banner UMC Senior Stand Tall Seminar Series - Sept. 29, Oct. 6 & 13
A series of three sessions focused on medication side effects, balance activities, ways to safe-proof your home and how aging affects senses.

Senior Stand Tall Lecture Series - Oct. 10, 17 & 24
A series of three talks about reducing fall risks, home safety and the benefits of physical activity for health.
Local Experts and Resources on the Tucson Morning Blend

Check out local experts sharing tips, resources, and tools you can use to help yourself and others prevent dangerous falls:

The Morning Blend Weekdays at 11 AM:

September 18 - Fall Related Injuries and Risk Factors
September 19 - Moving Safely to Avoid Falls and Injuries
September 20 - Interior Home Safety to Prevent Falls
September 21 - Exterior Home Safety to Prevent Falls
September 22 - Community Resources