4 September 2020
NSGA Spotlights Falls Prevention Awareness Week
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) hosts its annual Falls Prevention Awareness Week from September 21-25, but NSGA is expanding to share related articles, videos, athlete features and more for the entire month in social media. There’s a great discussion and links about balance in this month’s Senior Health and Wellness section, and even September’s Athlete of the Month has an angle on balance and falls, as you will read below.
We echo the NCOA messaging that falls are not an inevitable part of aging and can be largely prevented. NSGA’s Senior Athlete Fitness Exam (SAFE) data shows that National Senior Games athletes experience significantly fewer falls than their age peers, which proves our assertion that anyone can help reduce falls risk by staying active too!
The National Senior Games Facebook page has rich content to review and more to come this month. Twitter and Instagram will also have related content.
We also bring your attention to NCOA’s new “FallsFree Checkup” page that provides personalized feedback on a few brief survey questions. It’s worth checking out!
To view the complete newsletter, click here.
2021 Track & Field event scheduled for October 2nd has been cancelled
RI Senior Games set to return this fall
The Long Run - September National News