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Sample activities for November

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Awareness Activities

NewFall Prevention Month Display

Use this Fall Prevention Month printable display on a wall or board to raise awareness in your organization. 

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NewWet floor awareness posters

Use these posters in your facility, and engage with staff and the public about how safe floors can prevent falls.

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NewSpot the hazards in a room that can lead to falls

Set up a mock potential hazards room that can lead to falls. It is meant to be a station that people will walk through to identify the various fall risks within the room.

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NewCreating 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. 

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Activities for November

A brainstorm list of activities your organization could run for Fall Prevention Month in November. No detailed planning guides, but lots of great ideas for you to run with!

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Flu Clinic Add On

Flu vaccination clinics are a great opportunity to share information about fall prevention to the target audience of older adults.

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New"Step Up" to Fall Prevention

Small, printable cards that staff and family caregivers can use to write down how they will commit to preventing falls in older adults.

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Public Education Presentation

This education resource is a Power Point presentation which includes speaker's notes. The focus of the presentation is educating the public about preventing falls. 

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Word Search

Search for words related to the risk factors for falls in this word search puzzle.

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Group Activites

NewFall Risk Factor Visual Brainstorming Activity

A visual activity using bristol board or chart paper to brainstorm the various risk factors for falls.

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NewSafe Winter Walking

Planning a safe winter walking campaign? View this list of readings and internet sources on safe walking, especially in winter conditions.

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NewVision and Safety Activity

This awareness activity is designed to use with healthcare teams to promote discussions about fall prevention within the healthcare environment, especially as it relates to those with vision impairment.

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A to Z Risk Factors

There are 400 identified risk factors for falling. This activity can be used to increase awareness and brainstorm daily risk factors in accordance to the alphabet. 

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BINGO

Bingo playing cards with falls prevention themes, can be used as a recreational activity and at the same time help educate participants on how to prevent falls.

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CSI Clue Game

 An activity that allows your group to be detectives for fall prevention.

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Jeopardy

Play a game of fall prevention Jeopardy! This can be used in any setting with older adults to better understand the risk factors for falling. Print off the poster to promote your activity.

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Exercise and Fitness Events

NewUrban Poling

Host a “How to Urban Pole Event" with staff or older adults. 

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NewFlash mob

Coordinate a flash mob to promote health and exercise. 

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NewGlobe Walk

Globe Walk is a fun group activity you can do anywhere.

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