WelcomeWe are holding Community Fall Risk Screening Events!
A Fall Risk Screening provides you with a personalized evaluation of your risk for a fall, at no cost to you.
Read more about what happens at a Fall Risk Screening.
Check for the next screening event on our Events page.
Falls are a threat to the health and independence of older adults. How big is the problem, who is at risk and what can YOU do to prevent a fall? View our PowerPoint Slideshow.
Watch videos of our first ever Community screening event at Cascades Village Community Center and our Founder, Tony Schaffer participating in a locomotion and gait test at Virginia Tech, where they are studying the relationship between gait, mobility and falls in older adults. The VA Tech grad students are now working with the NVFPC for community based fall risk assessments here in Loudoun.
The Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition (NVFPC) is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization committed to educating our community in fall prevention. Our members are local professionals and fall prevention experts who work with the aging population and their families everyday and have witnessed firsthand how devastating falls can be physically, emotionally and financially.
Since forming in November 2008, the NVFPC has conducted free fall prevention seminars at many venues across Northern Virginia, and has distributed thousands of pieces of fall prevention literature to the public and medical community. We have only begun our work to make fall prevention programs a priority in our community. We need your support in letting every member of our community know that “Falls are not an inevitable part of aging, falls are preventable!”
Interested in attending a free seminar? Check our list of upcoming events shown to the right.
Interested in hosting a Fall Prevention seminar at your facility or are you looking for speakers for an event you're hosting? We can cover topics tailored towards your venue as it relates to fall prevention.
Do you have questions or comments? Contact us now.
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