Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) is the designated Area Agency on Aging serving older adults and their families living in Pima County, Arizona. PCOA is a donor-supported non-profit 501(c)(3) organization accessible to any individual or group seeking assistance or sharing our mission.
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The 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) was observed on September 22, 2016—the first day of fall. This annual observance raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. The theme of this year’s event was Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016.
Watch Tina Jennings of KGUN 9 on Your Side’s Morning Blend discuss fall prevention with a panel of local experts.
On this edition of Morning Blend, Dustin Schaber of Community Home Repair and Chris Kang of Valley Assistance Services in Green Valley, explain the Safety & Health in Motion Program and how their agencies work to prevent falls.
Jeannie Lee, Doctor of Pharmacy and Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, explains the role that prescription and over-the-counter medications can play in falls among older adults.
PCOA Health Program Coordinators Tom Pylman and Marty Twitchell, and Pima County Health Instructor Adam Bernal, discuss the evidence-based fall prevention benefits of two of PCOA’s most popular exercise programs: A Matter of Balance and Enhance Fitness.
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