Welcome to the Ventura County Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition’s Fall Prevention Forum Page.
The Ventura County Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition (VCEFPC) is made up of a partnership between a variety of local agencies and organizations, including the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, with a goal of providing resources and information aimed at reducing injuries and deaths that occur among older adults as a result of falls.
With a focus on improving balance and mobility, VCEFPC partners offer a variety of fall prevention classes as well as two Fall Preventions Forums held annually throughout Ventura County. A spring bilingual forum, which is held in April each year, is targeted at Spanish-speaking individuals and offers English translation. A late summer forum, held in September, offers information in English with Spanish translation available by request. Forums are currently being held virtually to keep the public and VCEFPC partners healthy and safe as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
We encourage you to check back regularly for updates and additional information and resources. To contact the VCAAA’s Fall Prevention Program, call (805) 477-7300 or e-mail Fall.Prevention.Program@ventura.org.
Mark Your Calendars: The Spring 2021 Virtual Bilingual Fall Prevention Forum is Scheduled for April 26th – April 30th.
Click here to see the flyer in English
Click here to see the flyer in Spanish (coming soon)
VIRTUAL BILINGUAL FALL PREVENTION FORUM SCHEDULE:
MONDAY, APRIL 26th
Welcome from Selfa and Supervisor Carmen Ramirez
Presentations from Dr. Duncan and Dr. Steller
Renewed Hope: Preventing Falls in the COVID-19 Era
How to Stay on Your Feet During a Pandemic
TUESDAY, APRIL 27th
Demonstration of Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
Presentation from Brandon Selvey
Maintaining Balance & Strength from Home
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28th
Presentations from Debbie Karaman and Julianna Eusenio
Kitchen & Bath Scald Prevention
Fall Prevention Classes & Case Management
THURSDAY, APRIL 29th
Demonstrations of Zumba and Cooking a Healthy Meal on a Budget
FRIDAY, April 30th
Presentations from Denise Noguera and Promotoras y Promotores
Combating Depression & Isolation
Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief
LIVE VIRTUAL SPEAKER PANEL WILL AT NOON
Panel guests will include Selfa Saucedo (moderator), Dr. Thomas Duncan, Dr. Carmen Stellar, Brandon Selvey, and Julianna Eusenio.
All videos will be posted at 10 a.m. on the VCAAA’s Facebook page.
The Live Virtual Speaker Panel will follow the final video presentation on Friday, April 30th at noon.