Date: September 22, 2017
The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2017—the first day of fall. In honor of this notable milestone, the theme of the event will be 10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls. This event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.
Two major social media events are scheduled to support FPAD 2017. Follow the National Council on Aging on Facebook and Twitter, and join us for our annual #FPAD2017 Twitter chat on Sept. 14 @ 2:30 p.m. ET. We will also host a Facebook Live broadcast on Sept. 22 @ 3:00 p.m. ET.
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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