The National Council on Aging (NCOA) partnered with the University of Southern California (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology on a series of projects to feature home modification and home safety programs, assessment instruments, and funding sources to provide resources for families and professionals
Facebook Live: Sept. 22 @ 3 pm ET/12 pm PT 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: https://www.facebook.com/NCOAging/videos/1440726132649062/, on the 10th annual national Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Friday, September 22nd.
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 Lifetime Home (http://lifetimehome.org/) is an interactive resource for older adults, families, and professionals to learn how to make the home safer and more supportive. It highlights common barriers to safe and supportive aging in the home, and features photos from actual homes that demonstrate how home modification and universal design features can address them.
Submissions are due on August 25th via Survey Monkey. Winners will be awarded prizes and their photos and stories will be used to increase awareness about falls prevention. Contest details and rules are available here.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has released its 2016 Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) Compendium. The 9th annual FPAD was the biggest yet, with national organizations, federal agencies, coalitions, and state and local partners increasing awareness through media efforts, education, risk screenings, and advocacy activities, plus referrals to community-based falls prevention programs. Read the Compendium to learn what your state did for FPAD in 2016, and to get ideas for FPAD 2017!
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.