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Check out what various states did to recognize Fall Prevention Awareness Day 2015

The National Council on Aging has released its compendium that highlights the varied activities conducted across the country to raise awareness and address the risk of falls among older adults. Click here for NCOA’s 2015 Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) Compendium.

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Read about the winners of the 2015 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition! Click here for the full story.

The annual Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition provides an opportunity to recognize students for their innovative universally-designed spaces and products.

1st Place Winner
DAGR: Wield the Cursor
Adrian Po Villanueva
California State University, Long Beach, Industrial Design program

2nd Place Winner
Bathroom Re-Design
Genesis Chavez
The Art Institute of California, Inland Empire, Interior Design program

Honorable Mention
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A Time to Give Thanks, and Secure Throw Rugs

Many of us spend our Thanksgiving holiday with family and vacation at home. This is a fantastic opportunity to take a moment and check our homes and our loved ones’ homes for fall risks.

Falls are the number one cause of injury, hospital visits due to trauma, and death from an injury among people age 65 and older. It is estimated that one in three older adults falls each year, with more than half of all falls occurring in and around the home.

Research shows that the most effective way ...

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Second Annual Aging in Place Symposium on Tuesday October 13, 2015

For those in Western and Central Virginia: as part of National Aging in Place week the Western and Central Virginia Council for Aging in Place will hold the Second Annual Aging in Place Symposium on Tuesday October 13, 2015. The focus of the Symposium will be to educate and empower caregivers with knowledge and resources to make caring for their loved ones at home easier. The event will feature speakers as well as a panel of physicians and a panel of Aging in Place experts. Click here for more information.

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