Workshops help seniors with balance, fall prevention

18/01/2019

Source: Fort Myers Florida Weekly

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Date of publication: 19 December 2018

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: To help seniors prevent falls, a leading cause of fatal injuries, the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is offering free balance and falls prevention programs in January.

Length of publication: One page

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Town of Cambridge helps residents over 65 prevent falls

18/01/2019

Source: Western Suburbs Weekly

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Date of publication: 11th December 2018

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The Town of Cambridge (Western Australia) helped local residents over 65 by running an Injury Matters falls prevention program.

Length of publication: One page

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Advancing community-based falls prevention programs for older adults—the work of the administration for community living/administration on aging

21/02/2017

Source:  Frontiers in Public Health 

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Date of publication: 3rd February 2017

 Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: The mission of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers. In direct alignment with this mission is ACL’s support of evidence-based falls prevention programs in communities throughout the United States. Since 2014, the Administration on Aging (AoA), part of ACL, has invested nearly $14 million in entities such as state agencies, nonprofits, and universities to expand access to proven community-based falls prevention programs. The initiatives supported by ACL/AoA bring to bear two primary goals—(1) to significantly increase the number of older adults and older adults with disabilities at risk for falls who participate in evidence-based community programs to reduce falls and falls risks; and (2) to implement innovative funding arrangements, including contracts, partnerships, and collaborations with one or more sustainability partners to support these programs during and beyond the grant period. Support from ACL/AoA has significantly increased the availability of evidence-based falls prevention programs in funded communities, as well as enhanced the network’s sustainable delivery infrastructure to promote continued access to these critical programs beyond the scope of grant funding. This article highlights the successful rollout of ACL/AoA’s falls prevention initiative.

 Length of publication: One page

 

 


Does action follow intention with participation in home and group-based falls prevention exercise programs? An exploratory, prospective, observational study

14/03/2016

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: Volume 64, May–June 2016, Pages 151–161

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examines the relationship between intention and behavior with regards to exercise for falls prevention and prospectively identifies factors associated with participation in group and home-based falls prevention exercise.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Falling does not have to be an inevitable result of aging

16/02/2016

Source: Iron County Today

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Date of publication: 20 January  2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The Five County Area Agency on Aging in Southern Utah is organizing several free health workshops and classes, including a falls prevention class during which local seniors and their family members can learn these evidence-based falls prevention techniques.

Length of publication: One page


Toward affordable falls prevention in Parkinson’s disease

18/01/2016

Source: Movement Disorders

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Date of publication: 11 December 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An economic analysis of the cost effectiveness of falls prevention programmes. 

Length of publication: 4 pages

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