Healthy Aging

According to the Denver Regional Council of Government’s 2011-2015 Area Plan on Aging, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties are projected to experience some of the fastest growing populations ages 65 and older in Colorado.  Between 2010 and 2015, the number of people in the age range 65-74 is expected to increase 53% in Adams County, 64% in Arapahoe County and 57% in Douglas County.  

For most older adults, good health ensures independence, security, and productivity as they age.  At Tri-County Health Department we work collaboratively with all of our divisions and with partners in the community to help ensure that services as well as community planning efforts address the unique needs of the growing older adult population.  

Fall Prevention
Slips and falls can steal the independence of older adults and their families.  Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, and injury deaths.  After a fall and hospitalization, only 28% of older adults return to their homes.

But falls are not an inevitable consequence of aging.  Falls can be prevented. Tri-County Health Department has been actively engaged in addressing fall prevention as part of education and prevention efforts to enhance the health, independence and quality of life for our older adult residents.

Fall Prevention Network 
The Fall Prevention Network was created to make it easier for older adults to find the resources and services needed to reduce their risk of falling. Tri-County led the development of the Fall Prevention Network in partnership with a wide range of community partners, and continues to be an active part of the leadership body.
The Fall Prevention Network is a non-profit service that connects older adults to essential fall prevention services in the Denver metro area. Call 303-922-5555 to request a FREE personalized referral for fall prevention services. Or request a referral online at
Fall Prevention Classes 
A Matter of Balance Classes   

For Healthcare Providers 
Earn ABIM or ABFM Board Certification credits while you help reduce your patients’ chances of falling and suffering serious injury.

Fall Prevention Education Materials
 Tri-County has created a statewide fall prevention campaign. The flyers, posters and marketing materials can be downloaded.

Colorado & Company Segment on Fall Prevention:
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