National Falls Prevention Awareness Week

September 21-25, 2020

This year National Falls Prevention Awareness Week is September 21-25. The National Falls Prevention Awareness Week is designed to raise awareness how to prevent falls among older adults. There are multiple virtual events,and a new falls risk assessment to raise awareness about falls prevention.

Virtual Events

Community Medical Center, in Missoula, will be hosting a Falls Prevention Webinar
Mary Thane, PT; Emily Hurst, SPT; and Tove Elvrom will be presenting on strategies to decrease the risk of falling.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1 pm
  • Registration is required. Click to register for the Falls Prevention Webinar

National Council on Aging (NCOA) is hosting a Facebook Live Event

o   Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 4:30pm MST (English) - Facebook Live announcement

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 4:30pm MST (Spanish) - Facebook Live announcement

Falls Free CheckUp

The NCOA created a Falls Free CheckUp - The Falls Free CheckUp is a self-assessment tool for anyone to complete to gage their risk of falling.

  • The checkup has 12 questions, which should take about 5-minutes to complete.
  • Once an individual completes the questionnaire, they will be given their results on their potential risk for falling.
    • Individuals will have the opportunity to print or email their results to share with their health care providers.

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