NC Falls Prevention Awareness Week

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

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North Carolina will celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Week September 23-27, 2019!

Please click this link to Healthy Aging NC for a map and listing of events for Falls Prevention Awareness Day/Week across North Carolina.

If you would like to add an event, please complete the event submission form.

Looking for ideas and support? Check out the National Council on Aging Resources for Falls Prevention Awareness Day at NCOA FPAD Resources!  Resources include webinars, videos, infographics, handouts, a photo contest and more.

2019 Webinar by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) on Falls Prevention Prevention Awareness Day resources. Learn about ideas, new tools and resources, and innovative partnerships to maximize your impact on the 12th Annual FPAD. NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center and guest speakers from the CDC, community-based organizations, and state coalitions share successful past events and highlight innovative planned 2019 FPAD events that will inspire you to develop novel and high-impact activities that will engage your entire community in this important event.

 

Additional awareness activities 2019:
Please see the call for input from community stakeholders on falls prevention by the Senate Special Committee on Aging. The deadline to respond was June 26th. Here is a copy of the letter submitted by the Steering Committee.

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: