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Otago online course serves over 1,000

April 29, 2014

The Otago online course offered through the Carolina Geriatric Education Center has reached the landmark of enrolling 1,000 students. PTs from every state except Arkansas, Louisiana and Wyoming have been trained. The course was recently certified for 2 CCu’s by The Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) through their ProCert portal and now … Continued

Over 20 states now recognize Otago online course

January 30, 2014

  The Texas chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association has approved the Carolina Geriatric Education Center’s online course Otago Exercise Program: Training for Physical Therapists. This 3 hour highly interactive self paced course provides PTs with all the tools they need to implement this evidence based falls intervention. With the Otago Exercise Program older … Continued

CGEC staff among UNC Campus Leaders

December 9, 2013

December 5, 2013 – 10:51 am | Posted in Campus, Working at Carolina Above, Chancellor Carol Folt, center, poses with members of the 2013 ULEAD class including Cristine Clarke, Coordinator of the Carolina Geriatric Education Center. Front Row, Left to Right: Cristine Clarke, Judith Nielsen, Chancellor Carol Folt, Mari Diaz, Lisa Long, Cynthia Demetriou, Daysha … Continued

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

2013 Older Adults Falls Prevention Webcast

August 26, 2013

5th Annual Older Adult Falls Prevention Webcast Preventing Falls – One Step at a Time Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 9:00am – 11:00am EST Purpose: To provide health care professionals, coalitions/organizations, caregivers, and other individuals with quality information on falls prevention strategies. Registration: Register at http://survey.doh.state.fl.us/survey/entry.jsp?id=1375899982840 Topics • Evidence-Based Fall Risk Management in the Clinical … 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. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2013/12_0213.htm

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.