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Fifth-annual “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” calls on communities, individuals to walk a mile and raise awareness

Columbus, Ohio – Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. The Ohio Department of Aging is marking the day with its fifth-annual “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls.” The campaign, sponsored by the department’s STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative, recruits community partners to organize and host walking groups and events. Participants will contribute toward a statewide goal of having at least 4,000 people walk a mile each in the name of falls prevention.

“Your participation in ‘10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls’ can make a big difference in the lives of older adults in your community,” said Ursel J. McElroy, director of the department. “You can help us raise awareness that falls are not inevitable as we age. Healthy habits, like regular physical activity, coupled with changes to your home and conversations with your health care providers, can significantly reduce your risk.”

Visit www.aging.ohio.gov/steadyu/10MillionSteps for a complete list of walking events and groups throughout the month. If you don’t see an event near your community, consider organizing your own and register to add it to the list. The Department of Aging will announce the results of “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” in early October.

Visit www.steadyu.ohio.gov for older adult falls prevention tips and resources.

Community walking groups and events scheduled for National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Monday, Sept. 23:
(Contact the event organizer for more information. Visit our website for events on other dates.)

County

Location/Address

Time

Contact

Allen

Area Agency on Aging 3
2423 Allentown Rd., Lima, OH 45805
Hosted by: Area Agency on Aging 3

10 a.m.

567-204-6900

Ashland

Freer Field
1264 South Center St., Ashland, OH 44805
Hosted by: Ashland County Health Department

9:30 a.m.

419-282-4231

Athens

Athens Community Center
701 E. State Street, Athens , Ohio 45701
Hosted by: United Seniors of Athens County

10 a.m.

740-594-3535

Butler

Chesterwood Village
7924 Chesterwood Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069
Hosted by: Hillandale Communities

10 a.m.

513-777-1400

Coshocton

Altercare Coshocton
1991 Otsego Ave., Coshocton, OH 43812
Hosted by: Altercare Coshocton

10 a.m.

740-622-2074

Crawford

Crawford County Council on Aging
200 S. Spring St., Bucyrus, OH 44820-0001
Hosted by: Crawford County Council on Aging

9 a.m.

419-562-3050

Cuyahoga

Brecksville Metroparks Trail Side Program Center
9000 Chippewa Cree Dr., Brecksville, OH 44141
Hosted by: Kendal at Home

11 a.m.

440-835-8681

Cuyahoga

Fairhill Partners
12200 Fairhill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120
Hosted by: Fairhill Partners

9 a.m.

216-432-2350

Delaware

Mingo Park, Delaware Ohio
500 E. Lincoln Ave., Delaware, OH 43015
Hosted by: SourcePoint - Stepping Up to Prevent Falls Coalition of Delaware County

10 a.m.

740-203-2439

Franklin

Delaware Court Healthcare Center
4 New Market Dr., Delaware, OH 43015
Hosted by: Delaware Court Healthcare Center

7 a.m.

740-369-6400

Franklin

Ohio Department of Aging
246 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Hosted by: Ohio Department of Aging

10 a.m.

614-466-9614

Franklin

Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board Office
1929 Gateway Circle, Grove City, OH 43123
Hosted by: Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board

2 p.m.

614-644-5622

Gallia

Holzer Wellness Center
735 2nd Ave., Gallipolis, OH 45631
Hosted by: Area Agency on Aging District 7

11 a.m.

800-582-7277 ex. 247

Greene

Bike path behind Miami Township Fire-Rescue Station
225 Corry St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Hosted by: Yellow Springs Senior Center

12 p.m.

937-767-5751 ex. 105

Greene

Greene County Public Health
360 Wilson Dr., Xenia, OH 45385
Hosted by: Greene County Public Health

12 p.m.

937-374-5624

Guernsey

Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, Inc.
710 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, OH 43725
Hosted by: Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, Inc.

12 p.m.

740-435-4704

Hamilton

Salvation Army Center Hill Senior Center
6381 Center Hill Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224
Hosted by: Salvation Army Center Hill Senior Center

1 p.m.

513-242-9100

Jefferson

Prime Time Center
300 Lovers Ln., Steubenville, OH 43953
Hosted by: Prime Time Office on Aging

9 a.m.

740-314-5197

Licking

Gellar Park
580 Cythia St., Heath, OH 43056
Hosted by: Licking County Aging Program

9 a.m.

740-345-0821 ex. 212

Logan

Green Hills Community, Remnants of Peonies Walking Trail
5667 U.S. 68 S, West Liberty, OH 43357
Hosted by: Green Hills Community

11:30 a.m.

937-650-7146

Muskingum

The Carr Center
1035 Beverly Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701
Hosted by: The Carr Center

8 a.m.

740-453-5417

Ottawa

Riverview Health Care Campus - River Walk
8180 West S.R. 163, Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Hosted by: Ottawa County Senior Resources & Riverview Health Care Campus

10 a.m.

419-898-6459

Richland

OhioHealth Fitness Center
1750 W 4th St., Ontario, OH 44907
Hosted by: OhioHealth

10 a.m.

419-526-8900

Richland

Richland Mall
2209 Richland Mall, Ontario, OH 44906
Hosted by: Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

8 a.m.

419-524-4144

Stark

Main Campus 6th Street Circle
2600 Sixth St. SW, Canton, OH 44710
Hosted by: Aultman Hospital

12:30 p.m.

330-363-5019

Washington

Belpre Senior Center/Howe's Grove Park
1614 Washington Blvd., Belpre, OH 45714
Hosted by: Belpre Senior Center/O'Neill Center

12 p.m.

740-423-6022

Washington

Washington County Health Department
342 Muskingum Dr., Marietta, OH 45750
Hosted by: Appalachian Ohio Fall Prevention Coalition

8 a.m.

740-374-2782

Williams

Moore Park, Bryan OH - Memorial Walk
1017 Oakwood Ave., Bryan, OH 43506
Hosted by: Williams County Department of Aging

9 a.m.

419-633-4317

 

About ODA – The Ohio Department of Aging serves and advocates for the needs of Ohioans age 60 and older, as well as their families, caregivers and communities. Programs include home and community based long-term supports and services, as well as initiatives to promote health and wellness throughout the lifespan. Visit www.aging.ohio.gov.

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