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Putnam County is one of 11 entities across the country to be awarded a three year grant to promote fall prevention programs for seniors.  The Office for Senior Resources will receive a $273,000 Empowering Communities to Reduce Falls and Falls Risk grant.  Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell says the money will be used to help fund programs that will improve the quality of life for seniors and those with disabilities.  Putnam County will engage over a thousand participants in evidence-based fall prevention programs through both in-person and virtual classes.  They plan to also develop partnerships with area hospital systems and insurance companies to improve care coordination.

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