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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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Professionals from Across the Country Attend 2016 Morton Kesten Summit

More than 200 professionals and students attended the Morton Kesten Summit 2016: Aging in Homes and Neighborhoods Today: The State of the Art on Research, Programs, and Future Directions at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology on October 20, 2016.

Visit http://gero.usc.edu/mksummit/ to view presentations and video from the day, and click here to read about Summit highlights.

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Fall Prevention Awareness Week is September 22-28, 2016!

Fall Prevention Awareness Week is September 22-28, 2016, with national Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22! What are you doing in your community to recognize this important issue?

Visit our FPAW page for activity ideas and resources like handouts, The Falling Monologues videos, even Falls Bingo. Also, visit the National Council on Aging’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center for materials to support your efforts, like infographics, photos, videos, and toolkits.

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Friendship leads a Trojan to fight for independence of elders

FPCE Co-Director, Jon Pynoos, was featured in a USC News article on the friendship that sparked his career in aging. Click here to read the article.

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Falls Free® 2016 Photo and Video Contests!

NCOA is sponsoring the Falls Free® 2016 Photo and Video Contests.  The deadline for photo submissions is August 26. The deadline for video submissions is November 4.

Rules and how to enter

Visit the following webpages:

·        Falls Free® Photo Contest: https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/marketing-media/2016-falls-free-photo-contest/

·        Falls Free® Video Contest: https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/marketing-media/2016-falls-free-video-contest/

Judging and winners

Judges from the NCOA Falls Free® Initiative and NCOA Communications Department will choose the winners. Winners will receive prizes issued to the organization/individual submitting the entry. Prizes are:

·        Falls Free® Photo Contest: First Prize: $300; ...

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

Click Here to register!

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Webinar on Innovations to Promote and Sustain Falls Prevention Programs

The National Council on Aging is hosting a webinar, Innovations to Promote and Sustain Falls Prevention Programs, on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. The webinar will feature a discussion with the National Falls Prevention Resource Center on ways to enhance fall prevention efforts and maintain existing falls prevention programs in your community. Topics covered will include the latest educational tools and effective community partnerships to facilitate fall prevention awareness and action. Click here to register for the free webinar.

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Webinar on Fall Prevention Toolkit for Health Care Professionals

The National Council on Aging hosted the webinar, STEADI Implementation and with Health Care, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. It discussed how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s  STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) Toolkit can be used for fall prevention screening, assessment, intervention and education of older adults.Click hereto access the recorded webinar.

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