Awareness and Education
Falls Prevention Awareness Day
The National Council on Aging recognizes the first day of fall as Falls Prevention Awareness Day; this year, it will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The goal of this observance is to bring older adults, professionals, caregivers, and family members together to promote falls prevention among older adults through education, awareness, and interventions. The theme for this year is: Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016.
Florida Falls Prevention Awareness Day Events
Older Adult Falls Prevention Videos
Since 2008, the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs has hosted an annual older adult falls prevention educational event. To view previous Older Adult Falls Prevention Webcasts, please visit the Past Events page.
We all play a role in older adult fall prevention. Click on the videos below to learn what you can do to prevent falls in your community.
For Older Adults and Caregivers
For Community Members
For Healthcare Providers
Get the Facts on Older Adult Falls in Florida
Effective Community Events: An Implementation Toolkit for Older Adult Falls Prevention
The Effective Community Events: An Implementation Toolkit for Older Adult Falls Prevention provides guidance and resources on planning, communication and engagement, funding, and assessment of older adult falls prevention community activities.
The National Institute on Aging in collaboration with the White House Conference on Aging has declared September 2016 as the first annual Go4Life Month! Go4life is a federal campaign to increase awareness on the health benefits of physical activity for older adults. Learn how older adults can stay independent and active at Go4Life website.
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