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A Time to Give Thanks, and Secure Throw Rugs

Many of us spend our Thanksgiving holiday with family and vacation at home. This is a fantastic opportunity to take a moment and check our homes and our loved ones’ homes for fall risks. Falls are the number one cause of injury, hospital visits due to trauma, and death from an injury among peop... Read More

The USC Davis School of Gerontology invites California students to participate in its 2015 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition!

Seeking innovative submissions from students to win one of three cash awards!
The deadline to submit is Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
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Second Annual Aging in Place Symposium on Tuesday October 13, 2015

For those in Western and Central Virginia: as part of National Aging in Place week the Western and Central Virginia Council for Aging in Place will hold the Second Annual Aging in Place Symposium on Tuesday October 13, 2015. The focus of the Symposium will be to educate and empower... Read More


Earn an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications right from your computer!  This dynamic and well-respected program includes five interactive, online courses.  Students have access to the latest on home modification research, products, funding strategies, policies, and community planning.  CEU... Read More

Part 2 of New York Times Special Report: A tiny stumble, a life upended

After a fall, life is upended in an instant. A sudden loss of independence, an awkward reliance on... Read More

New York Times Special Report: An Aging Nation Braces for More Deadly Falls

As the American population ages, the number of older people who fall and suffer serious, even fatal, injuries is soaring. So retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes where millions of older Americans live are trying to balance safety and their residents’ desire to live ... Read More