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 … Read more
Click here for a flyer on the Let’s Talk Otago Webinar taking place on September 11, 2013 from 5:00pm-6:00 pm EST
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 … Read more
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
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 … Read more
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.
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, … Read more
Last month RE-AIM.org set up a poll to vote on the top conceptual, review, and original research articles of 2012. From the 43 publications they included, the CGEC’s principal investigator Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead and Tiffany Shubert, PhD won an award! In the top review article category, Shubert et al’s paper, “Using the RE-AIM framework to … Read more
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 … Read more
Ellen Schneider has been accepted as a faculty member (presenter) at the ASA 2013 Aging in America Conference in Chicago on March 12-16, 2013. Congratulations Ellen!!