Falls are the #1 cause of injury and fatal injury among older adults
Every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall.
Falls and their consequences cost the U.S. healthcare system approximately $50 billion annually.
Darlene Watkins is the founder of Aging Well Texas. She is a Certified Aging Mastery Program Facilitator by the National Council On Aging, and received an Executive Certification in Home Modification and Fall Prevention from the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology.
Miss Darlene has an extensive working background in community engagement and public involvement. She has bachelor’s in journalism, a master’s degree in art and design, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Lifestyle Health and Coaching from the UNT Health Science Center’s School of Health Professions.
Aging Well Texas, a Fort Worth-based Aging In Place company whose mission is to help improve the health and well-being of seniors and older adults by leading efforts on falls prevention via local community-based education and outreach.
The company helps empower those affected by age-forward mobility challenges, particularly in low-income and underserved communities. Aging Well Texas offers coaching in exercise and movement for seniors and older adults and consultation services.