Cotati City


Proclamation of the City Council of the City of Cotati
Declaring September 22-28, 2017 as "Falls Prevention Awareness Week”


Department:City ManagerSponsors:
Category:Citizen Participation (Vision for Cotati)Functions:Recurs Annually

Background Field

Whereas, falls are leading cause of injuries requiring hospitalization or treatment and injury-related deaths in California, with the vast majority of these occurring among older individuals; and


Whereas, falls are preventable when education, awareness, and interventions are put in place; and


Whereas, the nationally ranked evidenced based "A Matter of Balance" program is sponsored by the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging with partner agencies and trained volunteers to raise seniors’ confidence about their balance and increase their activity levels to reduce risk of falls; and


Whereas, since "A Matter of Balance" began in Sonoma County, approximately 1,250 older adults have participated in classes taught throughout the county and 137 sessions have been provided by 19 volunteer coaches, serving 154 seniors in Fiscal Year 2016-17;


Whereas, injuries from falls are a community health problem with many organizations, agencies, health care providers, and individuals working to raise awareness provide resources to prevent falls and help those who suffer from complications from falls; and


Whereas, the first day of Fall, September 22, 2017, has been declared “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day” and the 2017 theme is “10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls”; and


Whereas, by legislative resolution in 2008, California has established the first week of fall as “Falls Prevention Awareness Week”.




NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED on this 12th of September 2017, by the City Council of the City of Cotati that the week of September 22-28, 2017 is proclaimed as "Falls Prevention Awareness Week” in Cotati.


Meeting History

Sep 12, 2017 7:00 PM Audio/Video Cotati City Council Regular Meeting

Dana Jacoby with A Matter of Balance in attendance to receive proclamation