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Falls Prevention Awareness Day


Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016

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Date: September 22, 2016

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The 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on September 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. The official social media hashtag is #FPAD2016.

Since Falls Prevention Awareness Day was first observed in 2008, we have grown participation in the event from 11 states to 48 states and the District of Columbia in 2015. This year, we hope to expand our reach even further!

The 8th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day was observed on September 23, 2015. The theme was Take a Stand to Prevent Falls and the social media hashtag was #FPAD15. We compiled the results of national and state activities. Read our impact report now, and get ideas to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day this year!

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