The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) toolkit, which contains several resources for healthcare providers and for patients, The intent of this toolkit is to integrate falls prevention into clinical practice by providing resources for clinicians to bridge connections to community-level programs and interventions.
Florida’s Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) are committed to helping persons age 60 and above and those who care about them find agencies and individuals who can provide assistance on a variety of issues—from housing and home care to meals, transportation, and other vital areas of concern.
There are eleven ADRCs in the state of Florida. The eleven partners work closely with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to develop effective and efficient projects benefitting a large numbers of Florida’s constituency of over three and a half million older adults. More information about the ADRCs, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, and how to find your nearest ADRC is available at the Department of Elder Affairs website.
Florida’s senior centers are highly visible focal points within their communities and offer programs and services for older individuals in five main categories: health (including mental health), social, nutritional, educational and recreational.
In Florida, there are approximately 260 senior centers that are operated by a variety of host organizations—such as nonprofit organizations (67%), municipal governments (22%), county governments (9%), and other types of organizations (2%).
To contact a senior center near you, call the Elder Helpline (1-800-96-ELDER or 1-800-963-5337) or download the list of Florida’s senior centers.
The Florida Injury Prevention Advisory Council (FIPAC), Goal Team 3 (Older Adult Falls Prevention) functions as a statewide coalition that supports older adult falls prevention efforts across the state. Activities include facilitating statewide education and awareness opportunities and supporting evidence-based and best practice interventions for older adult falls prevention.
There are also local coalitions that work to facilitate and support education, awareness, and interventions for older adult falls prevention in their communities. There are currently nine local coalitions in the state. Three additional local coalitions are planned and in the development.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this program by phone or in writing.
For more information on Goal Team 3 or local older adult falls prevention coalitions, please contact the Injury Prevention Program or call 850-245-4440.
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