That’s right CELEBRATE…..because the good news about falls is that they are preventable! We all face challenges in life that we may not have much control over; however, falling doesn’t have to be one of them. We now know that falls are not an inevitable part of aging if we take some simple preventative measures.
As we welcome the fall season on September 23rd, join the San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force in celebrating National Fall Prevention Awareness Week.
Here are some ideas for getting the celebration (and a fall-free life) started:
What will you do to celebrate this Fall Prevention Awareness Week?
The San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force is a good local resource for you if you need more ideas. We can provide you with written materials and information on fall prevention workshops, balance and exercise programs and home safety tips and services.
Check our website www.SMCFallPrevention.org or call toll free 844-NoFalls (663-2557)
Friend us on Facebook and tell us your story……. What did you do to CELEBRATE Fall Prevention Awareness Week?
Submitted by Sarah Eggen-Thornhill, OTR/L Health Educator for the San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force
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