NC Falls Prevention Awareness Week

North Carolina will celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Week September 21-25, 2020!Image result for fall leaf icon png

Click HERE to see a map and listing of events for Falls Prevention Awareness Week held across North Carolina in 2020.

Statewide Virtual Tai Chi Event

Introduction to Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention


Monday, September 21st, 2020 – 11am – 12pm

Recorded Event on YOUTUBE

NC Falls Prevention Awareness Week (FPAW) 2020

2020 Governor’s Proclamation

2020 FPAW Placemat Contest

We are excited to share the winners of the Placemat Contest for FPAW 2020.

Thank you to all participants and judges.

Please spread the word and share!  Click on the images or links below to see BOTH SIDES. Download, add your own logo, print and distribute!

1st Place

Submitter: Thessia Everhart-Roberts

Organization: Davidson County Senior Services, Lexington

Download: PDF or PPT

2nd Place

Submitter: Lindsay Bailey

Organization: UNC Health Care Trauma Program, Chapel Hill

Download: PDF or WORD

3rd Place

Submitter: Donna M Murphrey

Organization: Topsail Senior Center, Hampstead & Pender Adult Services, Inc., Burgaw

Download: PDF or WORD (Pender Logo section can be used to add Local Contact Info.)

Honorable Mention

Submitter: Sarah Locklear 

Organization: Hamlet Senior Center, Hamlet  

Download: PDF


Thanks to NCOA, the CDC Stay Independent Risk Assessment is now online!

Check your fall risk online: Falls Free Check-up

You will receive your results via email to share with family members, health care providers, pharmacists, etc.! The results also include specific steps that you can take to prevent falls.

National Council on Aging (NCOA) Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2020 RESOURCES

NCOA Falls Toolkit

APTA NC Fall Prevention Special Interest Group 3rd Annual Falls Prevention Challenge 2020

Click HERE to see the winning videos!

NC Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2019

Promotional Materials:

Resources from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) :

Resources from NC State and Local Coalitions (see past, yet still relevant, presentations below):

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.

Promotional Materials:

Resources from the National Council on Aging

Learn from and share with Local NC Falls Prevention Coalitions