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New ACL Funding Opportunity for Falls Prevention

The Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging announces a new funding opportunity in the area of Falls Prevention. It is designed to develop capacity for, bring to scale, and sustain evidence-based self-management or falls prevention programs for older adults and adults/older adults with disabilities.

The grant is being competed using two options: Capacity-Building and Sustainable Systems. Applicants may only apply under one funding option (Capacity-Building or Sustainable Systems).

This grant opportunity closes on January 29, 2019.

For more information on the Falls Prevention opportunity, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309713

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This Thanksgiving, Take Time for Togetherness

Read recommendations from USC Leonard Davis faculty on how to make this Thanksgiving safer, healthier, and more socially engaging.

 

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USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Receives Federal Aging in Place Grant

Funded by the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging, USC’s Fall Prevention Center of Excellence will implement projects over the next three years to promote aging in place by enhancing access to home modification. Click here for more information.

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Fall Prevention Center of Excellence Offers New Webinar on Home Modification

Click here to view the webinar about the role of home safety and home modification in preventing falls among older adults, including funding sources and practical resources to keep older adults safe in their homes. Hosted by the National Council on Aging, this webinar is intended for professionals in aging, housing, disability, and health care sectors.

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Morton Kesten Summit 2018 Features Experts from Across the Country

Over 300 professionals, providers, and advocates convened to learn about new developments in aging in place. Visit http://gero.usc.edu/mksummit/ for presentations, and read more here.

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Webinar: Home Safety & Modification: Creating Better Homes for Aging in Place

Join this event with FPCE staff to learn about the role of home safety in preventing falls, including the fundamentals of home safety and modification, funding sources, and practical resources to keep older adults safe in their homes. Nov. 1 @ 2-3 p.m. ET

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National Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2018 is this Saturday, September 22nd!

In California, we observe Fall Prevention Awareness Week from September 22 through 28. Visit stopfalls.org for activity ideas and resources to raise awareness in your community!

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New CDC Publication Demonstrates Impact of Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Programs

The new CDC publication, “The Potential to Reduce Falls and Avert Costs by Clinically Managing Fall Risk”, in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the first to show that evidence-based fall prevention interventions delivered by U.S. healthcare providers have the ability to prevent thousands of falls, thereby improving the health and well-being of older Americans.

 

 

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Register Now for the 2018 USC Morton Kesten Summit on Aging in Place!

This year’s Morton Kesten Summit, Transforming Homes and Communities to Support Healthy Aging: Innovations and Visions for the Future, will be held on October 5th from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC. Read more

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NCOA and USC Launch National Home Modification Work Group

The National Home Safety and Home Modification Work Group is a collaboration of the National Falls Prevention Resource Center, National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, University of Southern California (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. With 23 member organizations, it aims to engage key stakeholders to advance home safety and home modification policy, education, service delivery, and research.

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