County Executive Steuart Pittman to Recognize Falls Prevention Awareness Week September 18 - 22, 2023

Annapolis, MD (September 14, 2023) - Falls are common, no matter your age. Unfortunately, an unexpected fall for an older adult can result in serious and costly injury. The good news is that most falls can be prevented. The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is committed to teaching older adults the tools of fall prevention. In recognition of Falls Prevention Awareness Week, the Department of Aging and Disabilities will be providing information and tools on how to reduce the risk of falls, a leading cause of serious injury and death among people over age 65.  

“During this month, we urge everyone to take the necessary steps to make their homes and environments safe and secure,” said County Executive Pittman. “Join me in raising awareness as we work together to keep our loved ones safe.”

“Community education is a very important part of helping people remain independent and safe in their homes. Providing county residents with information and resources empowers and enables them to live independent and meaningful lives. And this is a cornerstone of our overall mission,” said Karrisa Kelly, Director of the Department of Aging and Disabilities.

About The Department of Aging and Disabilities

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is dedicated to assisting older adults, adults with disabilities, veterans, and caregivers. The mission of the department is to develop and administer services and programs which promote choice, independence and dignity for our community members, their families, and caregivers. We advocate for and protect the rights of the aging and sometimes vulnerable population that is on the rise. We will achieve our mission through extensive outreach, leadership, teamwork, professionalism, and commitment to the community we serve.

For more information about membership, programming, or for accommodations, please contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4257 or by email at TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1. All materials are available in alternative formats upon request.