That’s right. Today is Fall Prevention Awareness Day 2016, the 9th national celebration and the 8th Montana state celebration! Please help our aging adults stay safe by offering education, reminders, home assessments, fall risk screenings, and lots of safe physical activity classes designed for the age group.
Here are some important resources for those needing additional information.
Here’s a link to the CDC website, highlighting the STEADI(Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries): www.cdc.gov/steadi.
And here’s a segment from the National Council on Aging on Falls Prevention Awareness Day: https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/
Finally, here’s an announcement from our very own University of Montana: http://news.umt.edu/2016/09/092016fall.php
If you missed our most recent blog on Alpine’s involvement on keeping our aging adults safely on their feet, click here!
Let’s keep our beloved aging adults steady on their feet!