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6 Universities add Otago Online training to their curriculum

October 9, 2013

The University of NC Chapel Hill, Western Carolina University, The University of Connecticut, Samuel Merritt University, the University of Montana Missoula and Marquette University will be offering their Physical Therapy Students access to the Otago Online Training developed by the CGEC. Training students along with practicing health care providers helps to strengthen the continuum of … Continued

Orange County and EMS Launch Stay Up and Stay Active: A Falls Prevention Program

September 26, 2013

From Left to Right: Janice Tyler, director Department on Aging Captain Kim Woodward, Orange County Emergency Services Jim Groves, director Orange County Emergency Services The Department on Aging and Emergency Services are pleased to launch a new initiative aimed at addressing and preventing falls among older adults and disabled residents. Stay Up and Active, is … Continued

CDC Publishes CGEC work

August 22, 2013

CGEC, Western Carolina University and Mountain Area Health Education Center have supported community providers screening for falls risk. The CDC has published CGEC findings on building systems in the community to address falls.

NC Secretary of State Recognizes Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead’s Leadership in preventing Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation

July 19, 2013

The lead story in Secretary of State Elaine Marshall’s December Newsletter highlights Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead’s presentation to more than 50 health care providers on the Financial Abuse of Older Adults. Clinicians were encouraged to open dialogue with patients about financial matters gently using the Clinician’s Pocket Guide on Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation. Read … Continued

Dare County Forms Falls Coalition

July 19, 2013

Dr. Tiffany Shubert of the CGEC provided training on Falls Prevention and the Otago Exercise Program to the newly formed Dare County Falls Prevention Coalition. See the press release here.

Changing the shape of mental health

July 9, 2013

The Carolina Geriatric Education Center worked closely with the NC Division of Public Health, NC Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services, and the UNC School of Nursing to hold four regional seminars across the state in Spring 2013 to: Share up-to-date information regarding older adults with mental health and substance abuse issues, the challenges, … Continued

Health Literacy Scholars Selected

December 13, 2012

Thirteen diverse professionals from across the state have been selected for The 2013 Faculty Development in Health Literacy and Aging course set to begin January 25th. Scholars include educators, nursing faculty, social workers and primary care providers. The course teaches enhanced communication skills to address patients who have low health literacy. Low health literacy means … Continued

Happy Falls Prevention Awareness Week!

September 18, 2012

The CGEC hosted a webinar this week for Falls Prevention Awareness Week sharing tips, challenges and successes in building Falls Prevention Coalitions featuring Rebecca Chaplin of the Western North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition and Leigha Shepler of Guilford County Falls Prevention Coalition. Over 30 aging professionals attended.