The National Council on Aging recognizes the first day of fall as Falls Prevention Awareness Day; this year, it was held on Sunday, September 22, 2013. The goal of this observance was to bring older adults, professionals, caregivers, and family members together to promote falls prevention among older adults through education, awareness, and interventions. This year’s theme was Preventing Falls—One Step at a Time.
Since 2008, the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs has hosted an annual older adult falls prevention educational event.
The 2013 Older Adult Falls Prevention webcast took place on September 4, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, EST. The program was done in partnership between the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. The purpose of the program was to provide health professionals and caregivers dealing with older adults with quality information on:
The full webcast can be viewed online at the Florida Department of Health YouTube channel.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this program by phone or in writing.
For a copy of the DVD of the 2013 webcast or material from the previous years, please contact the Injury Prevention Program or call 850-245-4440.