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Falls Prevention Awareness

Congratulations to the Falls Prevention Awareness Week Photo Contest Winners. Thank you to all who submitted pictures and thank you to the judges for helping.

#1 Title: Friendship 
Wilkesboro (Sept 17)
Event: Kick-off Tai Chi Event in celebration of Fall Prevention Awareness Week 
Submitted by Amber Chapman/High Country Area Agency on Aging

#2 Title: Habitat Families – Falls Prevention Class- Exercise is key!  Charlotte (Sept 24)
Event: Falls Prevention Class  Submitted by Janice Williams/Carolinas Center for Injury Prevention

Training Client

#3 Title: Training Client 
Chapel Hill (Sept. 23)
Event: Trainer and Resident in Fitness Center – Falls Prevention Awareness Week
Submitted by Michelle Marino/Carolina Meadows

Click HERE to read the Governor’s Fall Prevention Awareness Week Proclamation! 

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

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

North Carolina celebrated 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
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Charlotte – Metrolina Falls Prevention Virtual Expo
Centralina Area Aging Agency – Virtually, Charlotte NC
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Staying Safe at Home – Virtual
Jackson County Department on Aging, Sylva NC
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sylva – Home Safety Assessment – In Person
Jackson County Senior Center, Sylva NC
10:00 am – 11:30 am
NC Fall Prevention Awareness Week – Kick Off Event
Carolina West Wireless Community Commons, North Wilkesboro NC
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Balance and Falls Risk Screening
Jerry Long Family YMCA Basketball Courts, Clemmons NC
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
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Franklin – Preventing Falls – In Person
Crawford Senior Center/Macon Co. Senior Services, Franklin NC
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Balance Assessment
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Virtual Senior Falls Assessment – Facebook Live
Cape Fear Falls Prevention Coalition, Wilmington NC
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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September is the month for Falls Awareness. Please share your event flyer.

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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.