NC Falls Prevention Awareness Week

North Carolina celebrates Falls Prevention Awareness Week starting on the First Day of Fall.
The Next Observance is September 19th to 24th, 2016.

The theme for 2016 is 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: