Around the Community: Brookline Fall Prevention Program

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults in the U.S., and result in more than 3 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually. Many of these falls are preventable. The Brookline Health Department is collaborating with local partners to develop an Older Adult Fall Prevention Program to assess fall risk in adults ages 65+ living in Brookline. Residents ages 65 and older are encouraged to participate in a voluntary survey during the month of February to help inform the Health Department’s program planning and interventions related to fall prevention and safety.

The survey consists of 25 multiple choice questions and is available both online and on paper at several locations around Brookline, including United Parish. The survey will be anonymous and used internally at the health department to inform fall prevention interventions. We have translations available in English, Chinese, Hebrew, and Russian.

The survey can also be completed online using this link: Paper copies can be found in the Marion Street lobby. We ask that each participant only complete the survey one time. Participants' information will remain anonymous.

We plan to collect responses starting Wednesday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 28.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call (617) 730-2324.