NEW YORK: New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced that City Hall and other municipal buildings will be lit yellow tonight as part of Falls Prevention Awareness Week for older adults.
Falls Prevention Awareness Week is an annual event observed in early fall to raise awareness about the serious harm trips and falls can cause to older adults.
“Since day one, our administration has been proud to put policies in place that ensure older New Yorkers can live independently and safely,” said Mayor Adams in a statement that appeared on the Official Website of the City of New York.
“Falls Prevention Awareness Week is an opportunity for us to come together as a city and inform our older residents about the ways they can keep themselves safe and prevent themselves from falling, while simultaneously continuing to be a national example of how to be an age-inclusive city,” he said.
“As part of making New York City the most age-inclusive city in the world, this week we are recognizing Falls Awareness Prevention Week,” said Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom. “Whether you yourself are an older adult or know a loved one who is, there are many safe, effective steps to take to limit the risk for falls. Reach out to the Department for the Aging and local community organizations to learn more about these strategies and help us keep every older adult that calls New York City home safe and healthy.”
“Lighting up City Hall and other municipal buildings across the city yellow tonight for Falls Prevention Awareness Week shows Mayor Adams’ commitment to making New York City the model age-inclusive city across the nation,” said New York City Department for the Aging Commissioner Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez.