Webinar: 2018 Falls Prevention Awareness Day Webinar

Learn about ideas, tools, new resources, and innovative partnerships to maximize your impact on the 11th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Guest presenters will highlight the impact of medication on falls, and strategies and resources to educate professionals, older adults, and caregivers about medication management strategies.

Kick-Off Webinar: 2018 Prevention and Public Health Fund Falls Prevention Grantees

Join your cohort of brand new ACL Falls Prevention grantees to learn more about the PPHF Falls Prevention grant initiative and expectations. ACL will begin with an overview of the Falls Prevention grants, including your grant goals, reporting requirements, and components of a sustainable network. NCOA will highlight the training and targeted technical assistance available to you throughout the project period and share information about required data collection, grantee resources, and other helpful tools and resources.

Evidence-Based Program: Otago Exercise Program

The Otago Exercise Program (OEP) is a series of 17 strength and balance exercises delivered by a Physical Therapist  or a Physical Therapy Assistant in the home, outpatient or community setting that reduces falls between 35 and 40% for frail older adults.

Evidence-Based Program: Fit & Strong

Fit & Strong! is an evidence-based physical activity/behavior change intervention that has been successfully implemented in multiple community-based settings.

Evidence-Based Program: CAPABLE

CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place – Advancing Better Living for Elders) is a five-month structured program delivered at home to community dwelling older adults to decrease fall risk, improve safe mobility, and improve ability to safely accomplish daily functional tasks.

Evidence-Based Program: A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.