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Falls Prevention Week, Sept. 18-22, 2023

Again this year, the VOTA Aging in Place Committee will be involved with the Vermont Falls Free Coalition to plan for Falls Prevention Week, Sept. 18-22, 2023.  This is a national event initiated by the National Council on Aging.  All states will be hosting events and educational activities for older adults and their families to learn how to prevent falls, which are the leading cause of injury for older adults.  If you would like to be involved in planning this year's Falls Prevention Week please contact Karen Downey, OTR/L, at

Here are some national and local resources for you to review-

Falls Prevention Awareness Week Toolkit

Across the Fence Leaves Fall- People Don't- Falls Prevention

Step Up to Stop Falls

6 Steps to Prevent Falls

How to Prevent Falls Placemat

Northwest OTPs gathered for a painting event in Burlington, VT. 

June 3, 2023. 

Wonderful way to enjoy an OT inspired activity together!

Ela Dupont, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM and Tamasin Kekic, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM who represented VOTA at the UVM Gerontology Symposium held today May 15th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington .  If any Vermont Occupational Therapy Practitioners would like to participate in the planning of the September 18-22, 2023 Falls Prevention Awareness week with the VOTA Aging in Place Committee, please contact Karen Downey, at 

VOTA is a proud supporter of the Vermont Family Network.

Vermont Family Network will be hosting their Annual Conference April 11, 2023.

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