September 22, 2012 is recognized as National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.  This day is being recognized by more than 46 states across our nation to support the prevention of falls.  By wearing the color yellow on September 22 you too can assist us in acknowledging and bringing about awareness and education to this worthy cause – Falls Prevention within our own state.

Governor Rick Scott issued a proclamation recognizing this day (see attached file).

Please join us for a LIVE Webcast:

Department of Health, Injury Prevention Program and Department of Elder Affairs, Elder Rights Bureau in a joint partnership, will present a:
Live Webcast on Florida Standing Together to Prevent Falls

Date: September  11, 2012

Time:  9:00 am to 10:30 am EST

Where:  To view the Webcast click on link –

Why?:  To provide Health Professionals and First Responders, dealing with adults over 60, with quality information on balance assessment, traumatic brain injury and falls prevention

Did you know? Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among Florida residents, age 65 and older.

During this broadcast and webinar you will (see attached broadcast outline):

  • Understand the magnitude of the senior falls problem and how it impacts Florida
  • Why physicians should recommend Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance as a fall prevention evidence-based intervention
  • Mistakes Neurologist Make While Evaluating Patients
  • First Responders Approach When a Senior Falls

If you miss the opportunity to participate in this live webcast, dvds will be made available, please let me know if you would like to receive a copy of this webcast, supplies are limited.

So remember to wear YELLOW on Saturday, September 22 and tell everyone WHY!