From the Vault: Fall Prevention Awareness Day

From the Vault: Fall Prevention Awareness Day 2016 Highlights

Fall Prevention Awareness Day 2017 is just around the corner on September 22. Not sure what to do yet? Find some new ideas for your community by browsing last year’s events and activities from around the state.

State Level

Fall Prevention Senate Proclamation from the Senate of the State of Texas

Brazos Valley: 

Texas A&M School of Public Health’s Evidence Based Programs hosted:

FPAD Event at Brazos Center, Monday September 12, 2017

  • Health Screenings
  • Medication management screening
  • Informational tables
  • Door prizes and give-aways
  • Panel of Fall Prevention professionals

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Tarrant County:

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Handley Meadowbrook Senior Center, Fort Worth

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Casa Senior Center, Fort Worth

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Hurst Senior Center

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UNT Health Science Center:

UNTHSC Center for Geriatrics GAPP clinic (Geriatric Assessment and Planning Program) promoted fall prevention and upcoming A Matter of Balance class, a first for the UNTHSC Patient Care Center as a new site.

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Tyler, Texas:

Waterton Plaza hosted Falls Skills Fair

  • Mock Fall Station
  • Fall Hazard Identification Station
  • Education section
  • STEADI information
  • Falls Free ribbons
  • TMC Rehab presentation
  • Testimonials from older adults who had experienced a fall

Jacksonville, Texas:

Bonner Street Plaza Falls Skills Fair

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  • Mock Fall Station
  • Fall Hazard Identification Station
  • STEADI information
  • Presentation boards
  • Falls Free ribbons
  • Open discussion forum

San Antonio, Texas:

Bexar County Area Agency on Aging: 

  • Bexar partnered with the Jewish Community Center to have the “Preventing Falls in the Home through Education & Simple Home Modifications”. The program was attended by about 100 people on September 21st

Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging: 

  • Received a Senate Resolution