National Council on Aging
sponsors the annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day on the Fall Equinox,
Sept. 22, 2016.
Falls are leading cause of injuries that require a visit to the emergency
room for older adults. Many falls can be prevented when simple changes
are made in the home or fitness routines that emphasize balance are incorporated.
The 2016 theme is
Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016
and the official social media hashtag for this year’s event is #FPAD2016.