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Falls Prevention Awareness Day September 22, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Falls Prevention Awareness Day
September 22, 2018

Falls are a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older, but they are not an inevitable part of aging and there are proven ways to prevent them.

The 11th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2018—the first day of fall.

“Falls prevention is a team effort that takes a balance of education, intervention, and community support,” said Kathleen Cameron, Senior Director of NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center.

On September 22nd, help promote the vital role that physical therapy plays in reducing fall related injuries.

Visit the National Council of Aging's online resource center for tools that will help you spread the word!

About the Falls Free Initiative

Led by the National Council on Aging, the Falls Free® Initiative includes 43 states and 70 national organizations, professional associations, and federal agencies working collaboratively to bring education, awareness, and evidence-based solutions to local communities. Falls Free® seeks to provide hundreds of thousands of older Americans with the resources and education needed to reduce their risk of injury.

For more information, visit: www.ncoa.org/FallsFreeInitiative. Use #FPAD18 to join the conversation on social media.


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