The National Council on Aging is collecting and sharing positive videos and stories about older adults engaged in a variety of falls prevention activities. Submit entries by October 31 at 11:59 pm EDT. For more information visit: https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/marketing-media/2016-falls-free-video-contest/
Watch NCOA’s live broadcast featuring a demonstration of how to navigate falls hazards in your community with the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence!
Check it out here, with a blog post of the tips shared in the video, here.
Learn about FPCE’s other new resources related to Falls Prevention Awareness Day here
Are you ready for the 10th annual national Falls Prevention Awareness Day (September 22, 2017), and in California, Fall Prevention Awareness Week? Visit our resources page, here, for activity ideas and materials to support your efforts.
The 17th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland. The Forum is a program of the Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Senior Injury Prevention Partnership with funding from the California Department of Public Health’s Older Adult Falls Prevention Program. Online registration will be available soon. Email Maria.Ramos@acgov.org for more information.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), has launched the free online resource and training, STEADI: The Pharmacist’s Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention based on CDC’s Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI) initiative (www.cdc.gov/steadi). Pharmacists play a pivotal role in helping older adults avoid falls, as medication use is a significant yet modifiable risk factor for falls among older individuals. For more information and to access the training, click here.
NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center has established a review process for program developers and others to apply for possible inclusion on the approved list of programs for future falls prevention discretionary funding opportunities through the Administration for Community Living. Programs approved through the process will also satisfy the criteria for Older Americans Act Title III-D support. To apply or learn more about the process, click here. The deadline for the first round of applications is March 15th.
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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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
Read recent stories on topics from the 2016 Morton Kesten Aging in Place Summit.
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