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USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Announces Winners of 2016 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition

The annual Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition provides an opportunity to recognize students for their innovative universally-designed spaces and products. This year, first place was awarded to Lamar Pi, San Francisco State University, CA for his modular tray design to support the independence of assistive walking device users, MODU. Zoe Logan, New York University, NY, was awarded second place for her set of assistive kitchen tools, Handled!, that increase access to the pleasure of cooking for people of all abilities, and a student team including Casey Whitney, Lauren LoPresti, and Leah Truesdell from Mount Ida ...

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NEWS: Next Online Executive Certificate In Home Modification Series Starts April 2017!

Click Here to register!

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Falls Prevention Funding Opportunities Announcement from The Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging:

Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs Grants Forecast: The Administration on Aging (AoA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) forecasts the possible availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds to make three-year grants to approximately 6-8 entities to bring to scale and sustain evidence-based falls prevention programs that will reduce the number of falls, fear of falling, and fall-related injuries in older adults and adults with disabilities. Additional information can be found at the following link: http://www.grants.gov/web/gran…ty.html?oppId=290900

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Take a Closer Look at Two Topics from the 2016 Morton Kesten Aging in Place Summit

Read recent stories on topics from the 2016 Morton Kesten Aging in Place Summit.

Learn more about the benefits of home modification and the effects of air pollution and neighborhood stress on older individuals.

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The CDC Seeks Feedback on to Improve Fall Prevention Services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking insight from physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to inform and improve fall prevention services. See the flyer here and below for additional details.

CDC Falls Prevention Study Needs Your Help!

Do you provide primary care to adult patients of all ages in an outpatient setting? Are some of your patients older adults (65 years or older)? Are you willing to provide your perspective in a short phone interview?

If so, you would be a perfect fit for our falls ...

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SLIPS, TRIPS, and FALLS International Conference to take place June 15 & 16, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hosted by iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN, this 2 day international conference will highlight the latest in slips, trips, and falls research and products. Presentations, workshops and panel discussions will include topics such as slip resistance evaluation, flooring and material development, falls from heights, and the design of stairs, handrails, ramps, bathtubs, sidewalks, and other environmental features. Key themes will include:

Measurement principles and technology Human/behavioural factors Architectural design Cleaning Footwear National and International safety standards

See the flyer here and visit www.slipstripsfallsTRI.com for more information.

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