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Coming in September 2017!


Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Date: September 22, 2017

The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2017—the first day of fall.  In honor of this notable milestone, the theme of the event will be 10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls. This event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.

Two major social media events are scheduled to support FPAD 2017. Follow the National Council on Aging on Facebook and Twitter, and join us for our annual #FPAD2017 Twitter chat on Sept. 14 @ 2:30 p.m. ET. We will also host a Facebook Live broadcast on Sept. 22 @ 3:00 p.m. ET.


Falls Prevention Awareness

Did you know that 1 in 3 seniors falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of injuries for people 65+. The good news is that most falls can be prevented. See how you can get involved in activities to help older adults prevent falls and maintain their independence. Read More about FPAD


We've Included some documents from the NM Falls Coalition regarding holding a falls prevention event along with resources.  Feel free to look through the list and download what is relevant for you.



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