Falls Prevention Seminars

Modified: October 2, 2018 1:50pm

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  • RSVP Volunteer Breakfast

    Join us on March 27th from 9:30am -11:30am for a free RSVP Volunteer Breakfast at the Amherst Senior Center! Anyone 55+ are welcome!

    370 John James Audubon Parkway
    Amherst, NY 14228

    Enjoy breakfast while learning all about our volunteer program!

    Register by Friday, March 20th - Call 858-8081 or email RSVP@erie.gov

    February 13, 2020 9:27am
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    A six-week educational program designed to provide caregivers the tools needed for taking care of themselves is now being offered. Through six 2 1/2 hour sessions held on a weekly basis caregivers learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, and locate helpful resources. Attendees also learn how to increase their ability to make tough decisions and balance their lives.  


    February 7, 2020 12:13pm
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    January 8, 2020 3:08pm

Facts about Falls

• Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.

• Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.

Good News

Falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, falls prevention programs, and clinical-community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced.


Check out our upcoming Matter of Balance classes

Call 858-8081 for more info.





Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Phone Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm