Date: September 22, 2017
The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) was observed on Sept. 22, 2017—the first day of fall. The event raised awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. The theme of this year’s event was 10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution declaring FPAD.
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.
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