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Media: Articles and Tips

Available in English and French.

Media Release Tips and Template

Download the PDF below for tips on how to engage the media during Fall Prevention Month. The document includes an example media release and links to previous articles that you can draw from when creating your own media releases.  

Download media release tips 

Use the media release template below to create a media release of your own.

Download media release template 

Examples of Articles

You can draw from the below articles when writing your own Fall Prevention Month promotional articles or use these articles in full as needed.

View article  NEW  Caregivers: Does your loved one need a gait aid? - Helpful ideas about what to look for and how to help. 

 View article  NEW  We want to rock, not roll: maybe with a little help - Guidance for when a gait aid is needed and how to use it.

View article  Fear of Falling - Tips to manage and overcome the fear of falling.

View article  Safe Winter Walking - Tips to avoid falls and injuries during the cold season.

View article  Stepping Together to Prevent Falls and Fractures  - Tips to prevent both falls and osteoporosis. November is also Osteoporosis Month, so both organizations have teamed together to share information and resources. Osteoporosis can make the outcome of a fall much worse.

View article  Avoiding Hazardous Falls - Tips to share with older adults to help avoid injuries from falls.

View article  Grandparents and Kids - Fun and SafetyIntergenerational tips to help both grandparents and grandchildren to have fun together, stressing how to decrease avoidable risk factors.

View article  Health Care Worker Resources - Places to find helpful information and resources for health care workers.

View article  What We All Can Do - Ideas for Fall Prevention Month participation within the whole community.

View article  Christmas Gifts with Love and Safety Ideas for presents for all ages and great suggestions for those who are hard to buy for, for the general household and beyond.

Please contact Marguerite Thomas for further information on these articles or new requests for articles. You may also contact her for word document versions of the 'Fear of Falling' and 'We want to rock, not roll' articles.