The Injury Prevention Centre is encouraging community partners to organize events for seniors in their communities in support of the Finding Balance Campaign. For a list of all Finding Balance Campaign events across Alberta, check out our calendar at findingbalancealberta.ca.
The possibilities are endless, but here are some suggestions to inspire you for this year’s Finding Balance Campaign:
Launch Week to promote general awareness about falls prevention
Keep Active Week to promote physical activity for all ability levels
Check Your Vision Week to promote awareness about vision health
Review Your Medications Week to promote awareness about the risk of taking multiple medications, side effects of medications.
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Have your mayor proclaim Falls Prevention Month.
Proclamations, typically issued by the mayor, are a formal recognition of the importance of a community event. They may be read at a council meeting, or at a local event being held, depending on the mayor’s schedule.
Every municipality has a different process for requesting proclamations. Check your municipality’s website or phone your mayor’s office to find out how! You can use the sample letter included in this guide for all the information you will need to make the request.
The Finding Balance campaign has grown to empower more than 900 seniors to participate in last year’s Keep Active challenge. The campaign’s brochures and other print materials reached more than 65,000 Albertans. This year, Finding Balance will continue to support seniors to prevent falls and resulting injuries from falls, with a focus on vision, medication check-ups, and active lifestyles.
You can directly impact our ability to communicate important falls prevention information with seniors and practitioners across Alberta. Here are some examples of how far your dollars can reach:
Your benefits from sponsoring Finding Balance include:
We have developed a sponsorship recognition program. If you do not see something that would fit your needs, we can consider customizing the details.