Key Takeaways

  • The pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that's still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. 

  • Here are steps you can take to reduce your risk.

  • Find promotion materials from the last Falls Prevention Awareness Week, September 21-25, 2020.

 

Campaign Banner

The 2020 campaign featured a new Falls Free CheckUp where older adults can answer 12 simple questions to get their falls risk score and steps to reduce their risk. Download the banner to promote the new tool.

Media

Get everything you need to spread the word, including a planning calendar; a sample calendar announcement, advisory, and press release; and tips and sample scripts to pitch reporters.

2020-FPAD_Media-Toolkit

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Social Media

Copy and paste these posts and images to your organization's Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

2020-FPAD_Social-Media-Toolkit

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Hosting a live or virtual event in your community? We’ve created posters for you to customize to advertise it.

Videos & Photos

Scroll through our YouTube playlist and share videos with the older adults you serve. You also can use photos from our recent photo contests.

PowerPoint Presentation

Find tips and resources to use this sample presentation to discuss falls prevention with older adults at a live or virtual event. 

Prevent-Falls-aota-apta-ncoa

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Infographics

Download and share these images that communicate important steps to prevent falls. You can include them on your social media pages or in email communications.

Spanish Language Materials

Are you serving Spanish-speaking older adults? Share our Spanish language resources.

Social-Media-Toolkit_Spanish

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  • Campaign Banner in Spanish (below for download)

  • Spanish language social media images (below for download)

Advocacy

  • Governor Proclamation Template

2020-Falls-Prevention-Awareness-Week-Proclamation-Template

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Falls Prevention Legislative Updates

Handouts for Older Adults

Resources from Our Partners

Past Highlights

Get ideas for 2021 by reviewing how other states marked Falls Prevention Awareness Day in past years. See the impact reports.

Falls Prevention Awareness Week is made possible in part by a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living.