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 ...
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
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 ...
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
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.
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.
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; ...