U.S. Senate Adopts National Falls Day Resolution
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U.S. Senate Adopts National Falls Day Resolution

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September 13, 2012

On Sept. 12, the U.S. Senate passed S.Res. 553 designating Sept. 22, 2012 as National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD).

In his last year in the Senate, Sen. Kohl (D-WI) once again took the lead on this important effort to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of falls among older adults. Six Senators who have cosponsored this resolution in the past once again lent their support this year.

If these leaders are from your state, please take the time to thank them:

Since the Senate passed the resolution by unanimous consent, this is also a great opportunity to reach out to other Senators not on this list to express appreciation for the Senate’s continued support and educate them about falls prevention work in your state. Find your Senators' contact information.

Please share local data and stories in your communications with your Senators, supplemented with FPAD 2012 tools. You may also want to invite them and their staff to your upcoming activities.

 

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