NC Falls Prevention Awareness Week

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

We will begin planning early in 2019 for Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2019.
Stay tuned for updates from 2018 coming soon!

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.

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: