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Table Top Placemat 

This fun and educational placemat is available here for download for use at congregate meal sites. We recommend printing on 11x17 sized paper.  The placemat also promotes falls prevention programs available in New Jersey: A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About FallsThe Otago Exercise Program; Tai Ji Quann: Moving for Better Balance; and Project Healthy Bones.

18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home
A tool you can use to make sure your risk of falling in your home is reduced.

Here is a video on 6 simple steps to take to reduce your risk of falling at home or outside.

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 Falls Statistics:

Learn about the most common myths of olders adults and falls

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.

Answers to 13 questions will provide you with a falls risk score and resources to prevent 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:

National Alliance for Caregiving Coversation Guide for Caregivers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Falls Publications & Resources
National Council on Aging Fall Prevention Awareness Campaign

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