Brown County Prevention Coalition: Fall Prevention

Purpose

Reduce falls among the older adult population within the region.

Priorities

  • Build community awareness to why fall prevention is important and priority
  • Build professional awareness of community resources on falls prevention
  • Build SNF and Assisted Living awareness to the burden of falls

You Can Help Prevent a Fall

  • 25% of people over the age of 65 fall every year
  • On average, 32 falls a day are reported by Brown County ERs, hospitals, and local EMS (excluding Urgent Care & Clinic settings)
  • Falls can lead to loss of independence, disability and even death – they can be prevented!

You, your church, and/or your organization’s older adult members will benefit from learning about how to prevent a fall so they can stay healthy and active.  We’d appreciate you looking over these resources to see how you can get this important Fall Prevention message out to others.

Stepping On

This interactive, online workshop is for senior age 60 and older that have fallen or have concerns about falling. Local experts cover a variety of topics to help reduce your risk of falls.

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesdays, Oct 6 – Nov 17, 2021
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Aurora Sports Medicine Building
1160 Kepler Dr. Green Bay

Mondays, Oct 25 – Dec 13, 2021*
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
ADRC
300 S. Adams St. Green Bay

*Skip week of Thanksgiving

Members

  • ADRC of Brown County
  • Aurora Bay Care Medical Center
  • Bellin Health
  • De Pere Health Department
  • Green Bay Metro Fire Department
  • HSHS St Vincent Hospital
  • HSHS St Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
  • NEW RTAC (Northeast Wisconsin Regional Trauma Advisory Council)
  • Prevea Health
  • SS Edward & Isidore Parish

Prevention Coalition Contacts:

Direct questions or inquires for more information to the Fall Prevention Subcommittee Chair:

Shauna Walesh, email:  shaunawa@greenbaywi.gov

Direct questions or inquires for more information to one of these Steering Committee Co-Chairs:

Barb Michaels, email:  barbara.michaels@browncountywi.gov

Jody Weisse, email: jody.weisse@hshs.org

Brown County Prevention Coalition

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