September is National Falls Prevention Awareness Month
Below you will find upcoming events for Falls Prevention Awareness Month, the Governor's Proclamation for Falls Prevention Awareness Month, and how to prevent falls placemat PDF.
Cheshire Medical Center
North Conference Rooms 1+2
Slips Trips and Falls Presentation about strategies to keep you safe at home and decrease your fall risk. There will be an opportunity for a balance screen following the presentation.
Gibson Center (14 Grove Street, North Conway NH)
Friday September 20th
Learn how vision and hearing effect your balance, have your balance tested, learn how diet and exercise decrease your risk of falls and breaks, Learn what you can do in your own home to make it safer, learn which medications may effect your balance, so you can discuss it with your doctor.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Thursday, September 24th
Level 4 Parking Garage entrance, Faulkner Building
Drop in any time between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon for a free brief balance assessment and find out how you can take steps how to stay active and independent. At 12:15 p.m., the DHMC Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® class would like to invite you to a 10-minute demonstration of Tai Ji Quan based exercises proven to improve balance and decease falls
National Council on Aging Events
Twitter Chat: September 24 @ 1-2 p.m. ET. Join NCOA and national partners as we discuss strategies to prevent falls. Use the #FPAD2019 hashtag and follow us on Twitter to join the conversation and contribute resources and tips from your organization.
Facebook Live Video Broadcast: September 23 @ 12 p.m. ET. Join NCOA, older adults, and health care specialists in falls prevention for a live broadcast on Facebook as we discuss the impact of falls and how to prevent them. Listen to testimonials from older adults and tips from health care specialists. Host a video watch party and join the live online conversation!
Falls Prevention Photo Contest: NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center is sponsoring a 2019 Falls Prevention photo contest. Details and rules can be found on this link: https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/general-resources/2018-falls-free-photo-contest/
The NH Falls Risk Reduction Task Force meets the first Tuesday of each month from 9:00am - 11:00 am. All are welcome to participate in this meeting.