NUMC CELEBRATES FALLS PREVENTION
Victor F. Politi, MD, FACP, FACEP Michael B. Mirotznik, Esq.,
President/CEO Chairman Board of Directors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2017
NUMC CELEBRATES FALLS PREVENTION
EDUCATION AND COLLABORATION
East Meadow, NY…… (Sept. 21, 2017) – Falls are not a normal part of aging, but they are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. That’s why the Nassau University Medical Center is partnering with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free® Coalition to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22.
The coordinated Ten Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls anniversary celebrations bring together older adults and their loved ones, health and aging professionals, and community leaders in support of falls prevention. NUMC’s fun community event will empower older adults to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes and communities.
“Falls prevention education can be life-changing, not just for the older adults that participate in these event, but for their loved ones, and even our community,” said Victor F. Politi, MD, FACP, FACEP, NuHealth/NUMC’s President/CEO. “We are proud to support NCOA’s Falls Prevention Awareness Day efforts as part of our year-round commitment to supporting older adults in Long Island.”
“Falls prevention is a team effort that takes a balance of education, intervention, and community support,” said Kathleen Cameron, Senior Director of NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center. “This annual coordinated celebration is an opportunity to look at the world around us, be aware of falls hazards, and take action to stay safe from falls.”
In addition to NUMC’s event, NCOA is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Falls Prevention Awareness Day with a national photo and video contest, a Twitter Chat on September 14, and a Facebook Live on September 22.
To find out more about Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and NOCA’s work to prevent falls, go to www.ncoa.org/FallsPrevention.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Our mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.
About the Falls Free® Initiative
Led by the National Council on Aging, the Falls Free® Initiative includes 43 states and 70 national organizations, professional associations, and federal agencies working collaboratively to bring education, awareness, and evidence-based solutions to local communities. Falls Free® seeks to provide hundreds of thousands of older Americans with the resources and education needed to reduce their risk of injury. For more information, visit: www.ncoa.org/FallsFreeInitiative. Use #FPAD17 to join the conversation on social media.
NuHealth is a Long Island health care organization delivering essential medical care and disease and lifestyle management to everyone at every stage of life. Also known as Nassau Health Care Corporation, NuHealth is a public benefit corporation managing the operations of Nassau Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care and a network of Family Health Centers that bring primary and specialty care out into the community. By emphasizing wellness, cultural sensitivity and collaborative efforts with the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NuHealth is working to make good care more affordable and easier to access.
For more information about NuHealth or its Centers of Care, visit www.nuhealth.net.