Falls Prevention

Governor's Proclamation

Governor Murphy has proclaimed September 17-23, 2023 as Falls Prevention Awareness Week in New Jersey.  Stay safe.

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 ProgramTai 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.

6 Tips to Prevent Falls
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:

10 Myths about Older Adults and Falls
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.