Mobile Safety Street for Seniors
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death, non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma among older adults. Every year, one out of every three adults age 65 and older experience a fall. Research shows that by the year 2020, the annual direct and indirect cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $54.9 billion.
The goal for Mobile Safety Street for Seniors program is to educate seniors and caregivers about fall prevention and home safety techniques in order to reduce injuries. The program is an adaptation of the Mobile Safety Street exhibit and features a realistic home environment. Mobile Safety Street travels throughout Central Massachusetts to senior centers, adult daycare facilities, senior housing facilities, and assisted living facilities to teach seniors about fall prevention using demonstrations and simulation.