Griffin Health and the Naugatuck Valley Health District are marking National Fall Prevention Awareness Day with a fall prevention event from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

The free event will feature fall risk assessments, giveaways, and educational materials.

Fall Prevention Awareness Day raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. Studies have shown that 1 in 4 older adults report falls each year.

For more information, contact Jamie Luckhardt, BS, CHES, health educator at Naugatuck Valley Health District, at 203-881-3255.