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Walkability Study: Step on a Crack…

Ann F. Monroe, president and CEO of Community Health Foundation
of Western and Central New York, along with William Armbruster, Associate State
Director for Western New York, and city and county officials, will announce
Falls Prevention Awareness Day in the City of Buffalo and Erie County, as they
launch 14 walkability studies in neighborhoods across the county.

Tomorrow, teams of red-shirt clad volunteers will scatter
throughout the City of Buffalo and Erie County to conduct “walkability” studies
in and around facilities such as senior centers and apartment complexes to
assess whether the streets and sidewalks in these areas pose any risks for
falls.

These walkability studies, developed by the AARP Public Policy
Institute, have also been utilized in many regions of the United States to make
communities safer.

What about your neighborhood?  Do you know of any sidewalks that need repair, and have you
called local authorities about it?

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