National Safe Toys and Celebrations Month  The holiday season is a time for family, fun, and festivity, but it can also be a time of danger. Each year, many people suffer from eye injuries caused by unsafe toys and celebrations. Watch those tree branches, chill your champagne bottles, cover the cork while releasing it, and celebrate safely. If you experience an eye injury, seek medical attention immediately. For more information, contact.

Communications Division | American Academy of Ophthalmology | phone: 415.447.0258 | |

National Safe Toys and Gifts Month   What are the most dangerous toys to children’s eyesight? Tips on how to choose age appropriate and safe toys will be distributed. For more information, contact.

Prevent Blindness America | phone: 800.331.2020 | |

December 1   World AIDS Day   In 1988 the World Health Organization (WHO) established World AIDS Day. December 1 focuses global attention on the continuing impact of the epidemic and encourages each of us to take action to expand our collective response to the epidemic. For more information, contact:

Office of HIV / AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy | US Department of Health and Human Services | phone:202.690.5560 | |

December 2-6    National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week   Through Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) aims to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensure older adults remain active in the community—shopping, working, or volunteering—with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home. Each day provides a different focus, from family conversations to adaptations to facilitate safety to other community mobility options. For more information, contact: Katie Riley.

Media Relations | AOTA| phone: 301.652.6611 | |