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NC Gov. Roy Cooper Declares Sept. 18-23 “Falls Prevention Awareness Week”

Today is the first day of Falls Prevention Awareness week in North Carolina.  We celebrate the entire week, not just the first day of Fall, Sept. 22, 2017.  Read our Governor’s proclamation for Falls Prevention Awareness Week.  National participation has grown from 11 states to 48 states and the District of Columbia.  More great resources, handouts, videos, marketing and media materials can be found at  NCOA Falls Prevention Awareness Day .


  • NCOA Facebook Live VideoSept. 22 @ 3-3:30 p.m. ET: NCOA will be outside demonstrating how older adults can navigate fall hazards in their community. Like our Facebook page, and visit it at the time of the broadcast to watch.
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Webinar: You Have the Power to Prevent a FallSept. 22 @ 1-2 p.m. ET: This webinar will educate consumers about simple steps they can take to prevent a fall.
  • Falls Free® Video and Story Contest, Oct. 31 @ 11:59 p.m. ET: NCOA is collecting positive videos and stories about older adults engaged in falls prevention activities. Visit our webpage to view contest rules.