Older adults are a vital part of families and communities. Falling can lead to depression, mobility problems, loss of independence and death. But falls in older adults are predictable and preventable. There are many organizations and individuals working hard to increase awareness of the issue and encourage action to prevent falls and injuries from falls.
The Partners for Fall Prevention Month are declaring November to be a month where organizations coordinate their efforts to prevent falls and injuries from falls in older adults. If you work with older adults, we want you to join us in promoting Fall Prevention Month. Organize at least one fall prevention initiative for the month of November. Launch a social media campaign, host a webinar, run an exercise class, do staff training, hang posters, offer home safety checks, evaluate your current fall prevention practices – everything helps! We have produced a Toolkit of resources to help you successfully organize a fall prevention initiative for November.
For more about Fall Prevention Month check out http://www.fallpreventionmonth.ca.