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  • Free Webinar Promotes Falls Prevention Initiative

    Learn how you can participate in Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD), coming this year on September 23, by attending a free webinar on August 21 hosted by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). The webinar will explore:

    • What's new in falls prevention programming and what’s working in communities nationwide
    • How organizations are integrating falls prevention programming into their other offerings
    • Strategies to recruit older adult participants
    • New initiatives for partnering with emergency medical services, community health workers, and others

    More than 40 states are part of a coalition to address this public health issue; many are working closely with physical therapists as key contributors to reducing falls. This year's theme, Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow, seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members to play a part in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population. APTA is among the professional associations and federal agencies that constitute the Falls Free© Initiative. Find ideas for observing FPAD on NCOA's website, including this infographic with 6 steps older adults can take to prevent a fall.

    APTA has a wealth of resources on balance and falls, most of them accessible via the association's Balance and Falls webpage. Also, find a clinical practice guideline on falls and fall injuries in the older adult and a clinical summary on falls risk in community-dwelling elderly people in PTNow.


    • Can the webinar be viewed at a later time? And do you know if CEUs are attached?

      Posted by Stacey Gamblin on 8/14/2014 12:41 AM

    • I too am interested in viewing this at a later time. Will this be possible? Anne Lancellotti

      Posted by Anne Lancellotti -> @GY^ on 8/14/2014 1:15 PM

    • I too am interested in viewing at a later time. Let us all know.

      Posted by Bob Huhn on 8/16/2014 11:21 AM

    • ditto. would like to be able to view the webinar at a later time

      Posted by Anita Panagiotis on 8/18/2014 9:50 AM

    • I am also interested on viewing the webinar at a later time. Can you please respond if this is possible.

      Posted by Yiorgos Voulgaris on 8/18/2014 10:21 AM

    • We have several staff that would like to view this at a later time. Thanks in advance for your response.

      Posted by Lynn Gaetano on 8/18/2014 4:39 PM

    • I would like to view at a later time. Will this be available?

      Posted by Miki Martin on 8/18/2014 9:31 PM

    • The webinar will be available for later viewing, but no CEUs will be offered.

      Posted by APTA Staff on 8/20/2014 1:33 PM

    • If viewing the webinar at a later time, is registration for this event still required?

      Posted by Jessica Vecoli on 8/20/2014 9:06 PM

    • I would like to view at a later date. Please let me know when the webinar will be available again.

      Posted by Sallie Christian on 8/25/2014 10:58 AM

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