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Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging

Falls Prevention Coalition

2720 Superior Dr NW, Ste 102, Rochester, MN, 55901-1775

Distance: 998 Miles

(800) 333-2433

Website

http://semaaarochestermn.org

Travel Information: SEMAAA is located on the West side of Superior Drive NW, just off West Circle Drive (Co. Rd 22). Near Mr. Pizza North.

Service Details

Description

Falls Prevention Coalitions are partnerships among local community organizations to address falls among older adults. The focus of the coalition efforts may include increasing falls prevention knowledge, coordinating falls prevention efforts and referral procedures, and/or increasing the availability of falls prevention interventions. These interventions address one or more fall risk factors and can include an occupational therapist conducting a home safety evaluation and demonstrating assistive devices, a pharmacist conducting a medication review, an eye doctor conducting a vision assessment, a physical therapist conducting a balance screening and demonstrating exercises, a podiatrist to discuss foot care and footwear and/or a social service provider coordinating home barrier removal.


This agency can refer you to professionals in your area for falls prevention programs, home safety evaluations, assistive technology, medication reviews, home barrier removal, and balance screening.


One fall prevention program offered though the Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging is A Matter of Balance, a class with safety tips, ways to reduce anxiety and practical ways to reduce the risk of falling. It is a class offered at various locations in the region for 8 weekly 2-hour sessions designed at older adults who live in the community and based on research about what works to stay safe from falls.


Olmsted County residents can request a Home Safety Inspection performed by Volunteers In Public Safety (VIPS) program volunteers. Contact (507) 328-6895 to schedule appointment.


Features

  • Specialization
    • Older adults 
    • Older adults with disabilities 

Application Instructions

To sign up for a Matter of Balance class, for information or evaluation, call Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging (SEMAAA) or call Senior LinkAge Line® at: (800) 333-2433.


Business Hours

8:00am-4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging serves Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Goodhue, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona counties.


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 288-6944
FAX (507) 288-4823
Toll Free (800) 333-2433

Last Update

11/21/2019

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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