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Welcome to the WNC Fall Prevention Coalition’s Web site!
We are happy you are here! Our site and service listings are designed to simplify your search for resources that meet your fall prevention needs. The organizations represented on our Coalition are dedicated to our Mission, to reduce the number of falls and fall-related injuries in Western North Carolina.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved, you may e-mail the WNC Fall Prevention Coalition at
email@example.com, or call Chair: Cynthia Moses PT, DPT 828-333-8287
Advisory Board : Cynthia Moses PT, DPT – current chair ( HealthPRO- Heritage) ; Ayden Jones ( past coalition chair; Falls consultant) ; Martha Zimmerman PT ( McDowell County) ; Lori Schrodt PT, PhD (Western Carolina University); Dianne Sacconne ( YMCA) ; Stephanie Stewart ( Land of Sky); Anne Plyler PT ( WNC Tai Chi for Health; Mission Health ); Linda Lauzon – Henderson County Chapter CoChair (Advent Health)
WNCFPC currently has coalition members working in their local communities in the following counties: Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Transylvania, Madison, Haywood, Rutherford, and Polk. Please contact us to connect you with a local fall prevention community member.
If you are a Henderson County resident, you may wish to customize your local search and contact their Chapter Representatives directly:
Thomas Hager, firstname.lastname@example.org and Linda Lauzon , email@example.com
The WNC Fall Prevention Coalition is committed to reducing the number of falls and fall-related injuries in Western North Carolina.
Vision Statement: Lead the nation in reducing the number of falls and fall-related injuries through focused, coordinated effort.
Charter Statement: Committed to a standard of excellence for preventing falls and fall related injuries among older adults in Western North Carolina through infrastructure development and maintenance, community awareness and education, provider education, risk assessment, multifactorial interventions, surveillance and evaluation, and advocacy for supportive policies and environments.
The WNC Fall Prevention Coalition has taken every effort to locate and identify fall prevention services offered in our region for this resource guide; however, a listing in this guide does not constitute any endorsement by the WNC Fall Prevention Coalition. We strongly encourage any individual interested in these services to use due diligence in order to confirm licensing requirements, recorded grievances, hiring practices, and other pertinent information that would be necessary for you to make the best personal assessment before you make use of them.
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