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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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National Council on Aging Falls Free Initiative announces 2015 Fall Prevention video awards

Over 30 videos were entered in the contest, with five receiving awards (including two honorable mentions). The videos are posted online here for use in fall prevention activities.

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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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