Need ideas or resources to plan your Fall Prevention Month initiatives?

November is Fall Prevention Month!

Fall Prevention Month is a campaign that encourages Canadian organizations to come together and coordinate their fall prevention efforts for a larger impact. Together we can help keep older adults healthy and injury free!

Need ideas or resources to plan your Fall Prevention Month initiatives?

Here are our top 10 featured resources from our Toolkit!

Top resources to use with older adults:

1. You can prevent falls!

A guide and comprehensive checklist for seniors on ways to prevent falls through home and lifestyle modifications. Developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

2. Six warning signs of falls

A review of six warning signs that increase the risk for falling. Developed by the South West Local Health Integration Network and Finding Balance Ontario.

3. How to lower your fall risk

10 tips on how to avoid falls. Produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Top sample activities for Fall Prevention Month:

4. Fall Risk Factor Visual Brainstorming Activity

A visual activity using bristol board or chart paper to brainstorm the various risk factors for falls. Developed by Saskatoon Health Region.

5. Creating a Risk Factor Kit

A risk factor kit contains accessories that will help you, as an educator, demonstrate the various falls risk factors to your audience. Developed by Saskatoon Health Region.

6. Public Education Presentation

An educational presentation that can be used when presenting information about fall prevention to the public. Slides can be adapted to suit your needs. Developed by Finding Balance Alberta.

Top promotional resources:

7. Fall Prevention Month Posters

Posters you can customize to your organization. Please retain the Fall Prevention Month logo and simply add your own information.

8. Infographics

Provincial statistics and graphics on fall prevention.

9. Social Media Guide

This guide contains social media accounts of Fall Prevention Month partners, examples of social media messages, and can be used to develop a social media plan for your organization’s activities and events.

10. Media Backgrounder

Use this backgrounder to get all the information you need to share key messages and communicate with the media with confidence.

3 ways to showcase your organization’s great work 

We need your help to make our collective impact on fall prevention even bigger!

Here’s how:

  1. Submit your initiatives on the Fall Prevention Month website and we will feature them in our Calendar.
  2. Share your initiatives on Twitter using the hashtags #PreventFalls2017 and #PreventFalls. We’d love to follow you!  Need some sample tweets? Try out our handy social media guide.
  3. Spread the word! Download promotional resources to distribute widely.

Stay tuned for future emails about how to get your organization involved and updates on all the latest and greatest resources to support you during Fall Prevention Month 2017!