Falls are not a normal part of aging, but they are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. That’s why the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging is partnering with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free® Coalition to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22.
The coordinated Ten Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls anniversary celebrations bring together older adults and their loved ones, health and aging professionals, and community leaders in support of falls prevention.
“Falls prevention education can be life-changing, not just for the older adults that participate in these event, but for their loved ones, and even our community,” said Dawn Simonson, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging. “We are proud to support NCOA’s Falls Prevention Awareness Day efforts as part of our year-round commitment to supporting older adults.”
“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. “This annual coordinated celebration is an opportunity to look at the world around us, be aware of falls hazards, and take action to stay safe from falls.”
NCOA is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Falls Prevention Awareness Day with a national photo and video contest, a Twitter Chat on September 14, and a Facebook Live on September 22. To find out more about Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and NOCA’s work to prevent falls, go to www.ncoa.org/FallsPrevention.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of Falls Prevention Awareness Day, the MN Fall Prevention Coalition is pleased to present:
Fall Prevention in Minnesota Webinar
Thursday September 21, 2017
Join us for information and updates on falls and fall related injury as well as learn about opportunities through various programs that can help older adults prevent falls and fall related injuries.
Join the webinar.
Meeting number: 598 387 435
Call-in toll-free number: 1-888-742-5095 (US/Canada)
Call-in number: 1-619-377-3319 (US/Canada)
Conference Code: 815 717 6137
- Program introduction and guest presenters
- New stats / updates on Falls in Minnesota Mark Kinde, MDH
- Remembering When program Amanda Swenson, Deputy State Fire Marshal, DPS
- Olmsted Volunteer Safety Check program April Sutor, Family Service Rochester
- MDH SHIP fall prevention collaboration Amy Michael, MDH