First Day of Fall – It’s Falls Prevention Day

The National Council on Aging has proclaimed Tuesday, September 23rd as Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

What better day to build awareness than the first day of fall?

The 2014 theme is Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow.

Last year, 47 states participated in the day.

You can use the resources at this link to plan a falls prevention day in your own community.

There’s a handy infographic here that lists key statistics and things you can do to prevent a fall.

For example, did you know that every 15 seconds an older adult is seen in an emergency room for a fall-related injury? Read the rest here.