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News 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 news release and links to previous articles that you can draw from when creating your own media releases.
Use the news release template below to create a news release of your own.
Example Articles for Use
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 Your Choices, Your Chances – Balancing alcohol and substance use with fall risk
While seniors may or may not use alcohol and other substances, decisions and choices are best made with up-to-date information
View article NEW Safe Winter Walking in Canada
Practical safety tips to help long time and newly arrived people to Canada before, during and after the walk to avoid slips, trips and falls during the winter months.
View article UPDATED Holiday 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.
View article Water and Heat: Less common risks for fall-related injuries
Less commonly known risky situations that can lead to a fall: being near water and experiencing extreme heat.
View article Can lack of oral care increase your risk of a fall-related injury?
A look at the link between oral care and fall-related injury.
View article A Tale of Two Men and Their Teeth
A personal story highlighting the importance of oral care awareness and affordability for adequate nutrition and good overall health to prevent falls.
View article Caregivers: Does your loved one need a gait aid?
Helpful ideas about what to look for and how to help.
View article 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 Loop Communication Platform and Fall Prevention November 2021
A generic article you can use to promote Loop and the 2021 Fall Prevention Month campaign. As seen in the November 2021 Issue of Hospital News (page 52).
View article Fear of Falling
Tips to manage and overcome the fear of falling.
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 Safety
Intergenerational 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.
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.