King County Fall Prevention Coalition

The impact of falls on older adults and their communities in Washington is significant:

Our Why: 46% of all injury -related deaths among King County residents age 60+ are due to unintentional falls.  From  2020-2021 there has been a 9% increase in the number of fall-related deaths in this population. Preliminary data shows that the number of fall-related deaths in King County continued to increase through 2021. Falls are clearly a significant issue for older adults, one which has huge costs for individuals, for the healthcare system and our community in general. Falls are preventable.

Our Mission: Reduce falls and fall-related injuries in older adults through community collaboration, awareness, education, and evidence-based interventions 

Monthly Meetings

King County Fall Prevention Coalition (KCFPC) was formed in 2017 by community partners in an effort to reduce falls across King County, WA. Representation includes EMS, Hospitals, Housing, Home Health Care agencies, Community Organizations, Fall Prevention Class leaders, Academic Institutions, Public Health leaders and Concerned Citizens in King County. Our community partner Sound Generations provides in kind meeting and website support for our work.

KCFPC meets 9-10a on the 4th Friday of the month, January – October 2023 via Zoom. Reach out to us at to request a meeting link

Fall Prevention Presentation Options

Looking for a Fall Prevention Presentation to share with your community via video conference or in person?

Videos, Webinars & Events

King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy Grantee Fall Prevention Program Demos

National Council on Aging: Fall Prevention Programs That Work

2023 Fall Prevention Awareness Week Toolkit Falls Prevention Awareness Week, with a theme of “From Awareness to Action,” is September 18-22, 2023

September 2023 AgeWise King County feature: Falls Prevention: From Awareness to Action highlighting KCFPC members Mary Pat O’Leary, RN, BSN, Kele Murdin, PT and the Otago program

Fall Prevention In-Person “Mini Events”: at Burien Community Center: September 14 (Spanish) and September 21 (English) Contact Bo Du, for more information

Vibrant Living Health Fair at Northshore Senior Center, Bothell: September 19 10:00a-1:00p Health Screenings and more!

Fall Prevention Day at SnoValley Senior Center, Carnation: September 20th 8:45a- 2:45p Register Start your day with EnhanceFitness class and learn about fall risks and ways to lessen risk including balance and hearing assessments, chair yoga and a decluttering workshop! This is a free event, including lunch!

Live/Livestream: September 26, 10:30 -11:45p Fall Prevention Week Age Friendly Seattle/Presentation and Q&A with KCFPC Interprofessional Panel – Attend in person at South East Seattle Senior Center or online. Open to the public and participation encouraged. Refreshments and light food will be provided by Age Friendly Seattle. Live translation in Amharic and Spanish – more information

Virtual Comprehensive Look at Falls in neighboring Snohomish County for Fall Prevention Professionals: September 26, 9:00-Noon Register

Past Events

Northshore Senior Center Fall Prevention screenings and education for fall prevention week, 9/2019

Resource List

Local fall prevention classes, home safety checklists, videos, self-assessments and more! Check out these resources: