September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month. Events have been planned throughout the state of Missouri during the month to raise awareness about falls, the health problems they can cause, and how to prevent falls. To view events occurring in Missouri in September, please visit the Show Me Falls Free Missouri website. Most events occur on Friday, September 21, the national day for Falls Prevention Awareness. National coverage is being provided to this monthly topic, and Science Daily news website recently published an article regarding a potential falls prevention tool: 'Magic Carpet' Could Help Prevent Falls.
Additionally, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has put forth materials to help educate Missourians about falls prevention. Check out one of DHSS' posters "5 Simple Things YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls" below, or linked here. You can also send an e-card to a loved one sharing the news about Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Missouri DHSS e-cards can be found here.