The CDC’s MyMobility Plan guides you to take action today to help keep yourself, or your loved ones, safe, mobile, and independent. Its three sections include tips on how to manage your health to maintain mobility, how to stay safe at home, and how to stay mobile in your community. Visit: https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/older_adult_drivers/mymobility/index.html
The Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging announces a new funding opportunity in the area of Falls Prevention. It is designed to develop capacity for, bring to scale, and sustain evidence-based self-management or falls prevention programs for older adults and adults/older adults with disabilities.
The grant is being competed using two options: Capacity-Building and Sustainable Systems. Applicants may only apply under one funding option (Capacity-Building or Sustainable Systems).
This grant opportunity closes on January 29, 2019.
For more information on the Falls Prevention opportunity, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309713
Home Safety & Modification Webinar, Part 2: Promising Practices and Tools for Promoting Home Modification
Learn about tools and creative community partnerships to promote home modification efforts and promising practices from the USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence and the Home Safe Home Program of the Motion Picture & Television Fund in Los Angeles, California. Date: Thursday, March 21, 2-3 pm EDT.
Funded by the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging, USC’s Fall Prevention Center of Excellence will implement projects over the next three years to promote aging in place by enhancing access to home modification. Click here for more information.
Click here to view the webinar about the role of home safety and home modification in preventing falls among older adults, including funding sources and practical resources to keep older adults safe in their homes. Hosted by the National Council on Aging, this webinar is intended for professionals in aging, housing, disability, and health care sectors.
Over 300 professionals, providers, and advocates convened to learn about new developments in aging in place. Visit http://gero.usc.edu/mksummit/ for presentations, and read more here.
Join this event with FPCE staff to learn about the role of home safety in preventing falls, including the fundamentals of home safety and modification, funding sources, and practical resources to keep older adults safe in their homes. Nov. 1 @ 2-3 p.m. ET
In California, we observe Fall Prevention Awareness Week from September 22 through 28. Visit stopfalls.org for activity ideas and resources to raise awareness in your community!
The new CDC publication, “The Potential to Reduce Falls and Avert Costs by Clinically Managing Fall Risk”, in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the first to show that evidence-based fall prevention interventions delivered by U.S. healthcare providers have the ability to prevent thousands of falls, thereby improving the health and well-being of older Americans.
This year’s Morton Kesten Summit, Transforming Homes and Communities to Support Healthy Aging: Innovations and Visions for the Future, will be held on October 5th from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC. Read more