We are very pleased to share the online toolkit and wish you every success in your fall prevention initiatives.
The resources within this toolkit have been divided into seven categories:
- Information for Older Adults – These resources are geared towards older adults and include information on general fall prevention, healthy eating and staying active, medications, preventing falls at home, what to do if you have a fall, and more. Use these resources as client handouts.
- Promotion and Media – These resources will help you promote your Fall Prevention Month activities. In this category, you will find Fall Prevention Month logos, media tools (i.e. sample media release and social media guide), posters and more.
- Sample Activities for November – Need ideas for what to do this November? Find suggestions for exercise and fitness events, awareness building activities and group activities.
- Practitioner Resources – Find resources to support your work in fall prevention such as continuing education resources, guides, guidelines and reports, portals and resources, and communities of practice.
- Ongoing Programs and Interventions – Find a list of evidence-informed and evaluated programs as well as promising practices and longer-term initiatives that are used by other organizations.
- Statistics and Infographics – Find fall statistics for Canada plus provincial statistics and reports.
- Evaluation Tools – Find an evaluation you can use to help you evaluate your Fall Prevention Month activities. Tell us how it went! Fill out our evaluation to help us make Fall Prevention Month even better.
To download the complete toolkit visit http://fallpreventionmonth.ca/toolkit and click on “Download All English (or French) Resources as Zip File.”
Note: To open a zip file, you may need to install free unzipping software such as WinZip. The WinZip website has detailed instructions on how to unzip with WinZip. If you are using alternate unzipping software, please see that company’s website for help or speak with your IT department.