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; ...
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.
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.
Since 1961, the White House has held a conference on aging to identify key priorities and actions to address them. Click here to view the conference final report, which includes recent initiatives related to fall prevention and aging in place. For additional information, visit the conference website, here.