Falls Prevention Awareness

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The first day of Fall is designated Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) by the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

The PPTA is inspiring members to collaborate with their local communities and at-risk older adults and hold a local 'event' on FPAD (9/22/18) or anytime throughout the month of September:

  1. to promote activity and movement
  2. to identify physical therapy professionals as the preferred provider to lead fall prevention efforts
  3. to provide resources for consumers to connect with physical therapists, assistants and students
  4. to provide resources for PPTA members to partner for sustainable outcomes  

Post your activities on Twitter: 

#FPAD2018 and @PPTAofAPTA 

For more information, contact: 

Jennifer Sidelinker, PT, DPT, GCS
PPTA Aging Liaison
[email protected]
215-534-6615

 

PPTA Leading the Way Webinar Recording

Kick off Falls Prevention Awareness by watching the PPTA Leading the Way - Falls Prevention Awareness webinar recording from Aug. 7, 2018, presented by Jennifer Sidelinker, PT, DPT, GCS. 

FALLS PREVENTION AWARENESS DAY 2018 TOOLKIT

The toolkit provides a “one-stop shop” for every member to do their part to advocate and raise awareness on or around Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Get involved, plan an event, and do your part to transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience!