NC Falls Prevention Awareness Week

North Carolina celebrates Falls Prevention Awareness Week starting on the First Day of Fall each year.

NC Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2019 – September 23-27
Please visit the National Council on Aging page for Falls Prevention Awareness Week RESOURCES !

A JUNE opportunity to increase awareness: The Senate Aging Committee Seeks Community Input on Falls Prevention.  Please see the call for input from community stakeholders on falls prevention. The deadline to respond is June 26th. The coalition will be drafting a letter to share, but we encourage coalition members to get started on your own letter!

NC Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2018

Presentation/Webinar by Ellen Schneider to the NC Falls Prevention Coalition on NCOA Falls Prevention Awareness Day and Week resources available for North Carolina.

Summary of Falls Prevention Awareness Week activities in 2018 across the state of North Carolina.
This summary was compiled by the National Council on Aging based on survey responses and reported activities from coalition members.

NC Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2016
The theme for 2016 was Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016.

The following resources can help you plan and promote your events:

Day-by-Day Guide for organizing your activities:

Monday: Educate yourself and the community about falls prevention
Tuesday: Safely dispose of your unneeded medications (Promote Operation Medicine Drop in your community)
Wednesday: Have your medications reviewed by a pharmacist
Thursday: Exercise to increase balance and strength
Friday: Vision screening
Saturday: Home safety

Promotional Materials:

Resources from the National Council on Aging

Learn From and Share With Local NC Falls Prevention Coalitions
If you missed the 2012 Falls Prevention Awareness Week Webinar, here are the slides that were presented: