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FPAW 2021

Watch this page for Falls Prevention Awareness Week activities in 2021 as well as the NC Falls Prevention Coalition page.

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Click HERE for the notes from our statewide FPAW 2021 Planning Call on July 19th! PHOTO CONTEST DETAILS on pp. 18-19.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the first day of Fall.

North Carolina will celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Week September 21-24, 2021!

Please see the map and listing below for events that happened across the state in 2021.

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Date/Time Event
09/07/2021 - 09/30/2021
Call for times
Ready Steady Balance Fall Prevention Expo
Durham Center for Senior Life, Durham NC
09/14/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Charlotte - Metrolina Falls Prevention Virtual Expo
Centralina Area Aging Agency – Virtually, Charlotte NC
09/16/2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Staying Safe at Home - Virtual
Jackson County Department on Aging, Sylva NC
09/16/2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sylva - Home Safety Assessment - In Person
Jackson County Senior Center, Sylva NC
09/17/2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
NC Fall Prevention Awareness Week - Kick Off Event
Carolina West Wireless Community Commons, North Wilkesboro NC
09/20/2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free Balance and Falls Risk Screening
Jerry Long Family YMCA Basketball Courts, Clemmons NC
09/20/2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free Balance and Falls Risk Screening
Hanes Memorial CME Church, Winston-Salem NC
09/21/2021 - 09/24/2021
Call for times
Piedmont Triad Falls Prevention Coalition - Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2021 Toolkit
09/21/2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Franklin - Preventing Falls - In Person
Crawford Senior Center/Macon Co. Senior Services, Franklin NC
09/22/2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Balance Assessment
09/22/2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual Senior Falls Assessment - Facebook Live
Cape Fear Falls Prevention Coalition, Wilmington NC
09/22/2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wilmington - Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Demo - In Person
Wilmington Family YMCA, Wilmington NC

If your event will be virtual, please complete the physical location information below based on where the sponsoring organization is located.

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Please check out the National Council on Aging Resources for Falls Prevention Awareness Week at NCOA FPAD Resources! Planning for 2021 and looking for ideas and support? Resources include webinars, videos, infographics, handouts, a photo contest and more. Will be updated in August with 2021 resources and information.