Falls Prevention Awareness Week
The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that is still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging.
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is committed to empowering all older adults in the seven counties it serves to age well and stay falls free. We are partnering with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to mark Falls Prevention Awareness Week on September 21-25, 2020.
This is a perfect opportunity for older adults and caregivers in our hometown to learn how to prevent falls and take steps to reduce their risk.
Join us on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. for a Facebook Live event to learn how you or an older relative, friend, or neighbor can stay falls free. Visit https://www.facebook.com/NCOAging/ for the LIVE event.
En español: September 24 at 6:30pm EST
Get Your Falls Free CheckUp!
The event will feature a brand-new online falls risk assessment tool available at no cost to individuals across the country. Visitors to www.ncoa.org/FallsFreeCheckUp can complete a short, 12-question survey that screens for the most common falls risk factors.