Falls Free Pima
Established in 2015, the Southern Chapter of the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition (SAFPC) is a respected local partnership of community organizations 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, local hospitals and healthcare organizations, educators from the University of Arizona, and social service organizations.
2022 Southern Chapter of the AZ Falls Prevention Coalition Community Presentations
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 pm at Encompass Health, 1921 W. Hospital Drive
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at Ellie Towne/Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at Saguaro Christian Church, 8302 E. Broadway Blvd.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Casa Community Services, 780 S. Park Centre Ave. in Green Valley
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at Armory Park Center, 220 S. 5th Ave.
Falls Prevention Awareness Month Resources
- Fall Prevention Resource List
- Fall Prevention Tips and Assessment Tool
- Fall Prevention Tips and Assessment Tool (Spanish)
- Southern Chapter of the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition Information
- PCOA Fall Prevention Checklist
- Preventing Falls at Home
- 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall
- Common Myths about Older Adults and Falling
- Are Your Medicines Increasing Your Risk of a Fall or a Car Crash?
Additional Resources and Links
- Falls Prevention Coalition Action Sheet
- General Fall Information
- General Fall Information (Spanish)
- National Council on Aging
Local Experts and Resources -
Links to daily videos from the Tucson Morning Blend
- September is Falls Prevention Month
- Tai Chi for Falls Prevention
- Pima County Health Department – Falls Prevention
- Fall prevention: The Importance of Bone Health
- Strategies to Prevent Accidental Falls
The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. Take the first step to prevent a fall:
• Answer 12 questions at ncoa.org/FallsFreeCheckUp