Thursday, October 31, 2013

Helping Older Adults Prevent Fires & Falls

NFPA has produced a new version of Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults. Fire departments and other educators can use the free materials to reach older adults with fire and fall prevention messages developed especially for them.

According to NFPA, the program’s long-standing foundation remains the same: 16 safety messages–eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention. “Over the next decades, the population of older adults will increase dramatically,” says NFPA's Karen Berard-Reed. “The new version targets adults who are just entering their older years. We hope to encourage these ‘younger’ older adults to develop important safety habits that will carry them through their senior years and help those around them develop safer behaviors.”