Aging and Adult Services: Prevention
Aging and Adult Services Division participates in a number of prevention activities across a variety of programs.
Adult Abuse Prevention Collaborative (AAPC)
A group of consumers and representatives from community-based organizations who are interested in preventing elder and dependent adult abuse. The collaborative was responsible for the development of a drama troupe which provided education about elder and dependent adult abuse across the County. A video of the performance with a facilitated workshop is available to community groups. For more information about AAPC, contact Michelle Makino @ (650) 573-3527, Manager of Commission and Provider Services Unit within Aging and Adult Services.
Wise and Well
Provided by Mills-Peninsula Senior Focus, the Wise and Well Program provides a comprehensive health promotion program consisting of screening, community education, and individual counseling. Selected program sites serve low-income and minority senior communities. For more information, go to the Wise and Well website.
Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County
A countywide coalition that aims to build and maintain a collaborative network to support fall prevention and resources. It also serves as a clearinghouse for fall prevention activities throughout San Mateo County. Tasks for this year include increasing communication on fall prevention and developing a comprehensive fall prevention education campaign. For more information, go to the Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County website.