Date: Sept. 22, 2016
The 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2016—the first day of fall. The event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. The theme of this year’s event is Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016.
Each year, 1 out of 3 adults aged 65 and over falls. A third of those falls result in moderate to severe injuries that can lead to further declines in health and loss of independence
The STRIDE Study is part of a growing effort on the state and national levels to identify and reduce risk of falls.
We are working with local community providers, councils and elder services through outreach and with the help of our Local Patient Stakeholder Councils.