Lisa Braxton

Make an impact on Falls Prevention Awareness Day with NFPA’s Remembering When program

Blog Post created by Lisa Braxton Employee on Sep 20, 2016

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The ninth annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day is being observed Thursday, September 22nd,
the first day of fall. The event helps raise awareness on how to prevent fall-related
injuries among older adults. This year’s theme is “Ready, Steady, Balance:
Prevent Falls in 2016.”

 

NFPA’s Remembering When™ is a ready-to-use tool for conducting presentations on

both falls and fire prevention among older adults. It is centered around 16 key
safety messages–eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention. The program was

designed to be implemented by a coalition comprising the local fire department, service

clubs, social and religious organizations, retirement communities, and others.

 

The program book, as well as the fire prevention message cards and the fall prevention
message cards
provide ease for preparing a presentation. Trivia questions and a promotional

poster are included in the group presentation materials. A home safety checklist and smoke

alarm installation waiver are great tools to use when making visits to residents’ homes.

 

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