Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Falls Prevention Awareness Day
Take a stand against falls and injuries - join us for Falls Prevention Awareness Day and learn how to stay safe, healthy, and active!
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When it is?
September 22
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United States

Get ready to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22! This day was created in 2008 by the National Council on Aging and is dedicated to raising awareness about how falls can be prevented. It's also a great opportunity for individuals of all ages and abilities to learn more about their risk factors for falling, as well as simple steps that they can take to reduce their chances of taking a fall.

History of Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Falls Prevention Awareness Day Timeline

January 2012
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).

How to Celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day

<div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">1. </span>Organize a community event</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Organize a community event to educate people on fall prevention measures. Invite local medical professionals, physical therapists, and other experts to speak at the event and give advice on how to prevent falls.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">2. </span>Spread awareness online</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Use social media and online forums to spread awareness about Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Post helpful tips, advice, and information on how to prevent falls and encourage others to do the same.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">3. </span>Host a screening event</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Organize an event where people can get their vision, balance, and gait tested. This will help people identify any potential issues that could lead to falls and allow them to take steps to prevent them.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">4. </span>Create a falls prevention plan</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Create a plan for yourself or someone else that outlines steps that can be taken to prevent falls. This can include things like wearing proper footwear, exercising regularly, getting regular vision tests, and avoiding slippery surfaces.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">5. </span>Educate seniors</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Seniors are more likely to suffer from falls than any other age group, so it is important to educate them on fall prevention measures. Reach out to local senior centers and offer classes or seminars on how to prevent falls.</p></div>

Why Falls Prevention Awareness Day is Important

<div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>A.</span>Falls are a serious safety issue</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>Falls can result in serious injuries or even death, especially for seniors and those with medical conditions. Understanding the potential risks and taking steps to prevent falls is an important part of keeping everyone safe.</p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>B.</span>Falls can lead to long term disability</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>Slips and falls can result in broken bones, concussions, or other long term physical disabilities that could impact your mobility and quality of life. Taking the time to educate yourself on how to prevent falls can help you avoid these types of injuries.</p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>C.</span>Falls prevention awareness helps save money </h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>By understanding the dangers of falling and actively trying to reduce your risk, you can save yourself or your loved ones money in medical costs. Prevention is always better (and cheaper!) than dealing with the consequences after it's too late.</p></div>



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Falls Prevention Awareness Day FAQs

When is Falls Prevention Awareness Day?

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is celebrated on September 22nd every year. In 2023 Falls Prevention Awareness Day will occur on a Friday.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day Dates



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