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Professionals from Across the Country Attend 2016 Morton Kesten Summit

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.

Visit http://gero.usc.edu/mksummit/ to view presentations and video from the day, and click here to read about Summit highlights.

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Fall Prevention Awareness Week is September 22-28, 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.

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Friendship leads a Trojan to fight for independence of elders

FPCE Co-Director, Jon Pynoos, was featured in a USC News article on the friendship that sparked his career in aging. Click here to read the article.

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Falls Free® 2016 Photo and Video Contests!

NCOA is sponsoring the Falls Free® 2016 Photo and Video Contests.  The deadline for photo submissions is August 26. The deadline for video submissions is November 4.

Rules and how to enter

Visit the following webpages:

·        Falls Free® Photo Contest: https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/marketing-media/2016-falls-free-photo-contest/

·        Falls Free® Video Contest: https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/marketing-media/2016-falls-free-video-contest/

Judging and winners

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; ...

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NEWS: Next Online Executive Certificate In Home Modification Series Starts January 2017!

Click Here to register!

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Webinar on Innovations to Promote and Sustain Falls Prevention Programs

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.

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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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Webinar on Fall Prevention Toolkit for Health Care Professionals

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.

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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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2015 White House Conference on Aging Final Report Released

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.

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