Governor Christie's Falls Prevention Awareness Week Proclamation
Govenor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno signed a proclamation recognizing September 18-24, 2016 as Falls Prevention Awareness Week in New Jersey.
Table Top Placemat
35,000 copies of this fun and educational placemat have been distributed to congregate meal sites and home delivered meal programs. If printing, we recommend using 11x17 sized paper.
Home Safety Checklist
A tool you can use to make sure your risk of falling in your home is reduced.
Home Safety Poster
This flyer asks you to find the tripping and fall hazards in a picture.
Falls Prevention Fact Sheet
Facts and figures highlighting the physical and financial cost of falls.
NJ Fall Statistics:
Osteoporosis, Falls and Broken Bones
This flyer details the link between osteoporosis and falls, and gives tips for improving bone health.
What Should I Do If I Fall?
Just in case, the New Jersey Geriatric Education Center has suggestions.
My Falls-Free Plan
This checklist was designed for professionals but can also be helpful for those at risk of falls.
The ABCs of Medications and Falls
Learn about the connection between some prescription drugs and fall risk.
Osteoporosis Educational Material
This web page contains links to brochures and flyers on osteoporosis, a major risk factor for falls-related injury.
Health Promotion Programs
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls, Project Healthy Bones and other evidence-based programs may be available in your community.
Important Falls Prevention Links:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Falls Publications & Resources
National Council on Aging Fall Prevention Awareness Campaign