While anyone can fall at any time, children under 5 years of age and older adults are more likely to be seriously injured.
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The Staying on Your Feet: Taking Steps to Prevent Falls community presentation was recently translated in French and is now available for use in the community setting. CLICK HERE: Community Presentation PPT in PDF format To request French translated speaker’s notes contact IMPACT: IMPACT, Injury Prevention Program Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 2nd – 490. . .
PUBLIC FORUM: GAMBLING WITH YOUR BONES: KNOW YOUR RISKS Join us for a free evening of learning and information sharing. Registered is required. Speaker: Dr. Eric Bohm B.Eng MD MSc FRCSC, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Concordia Hip and Knee Institute Day & Time: Thursday, April 14, 2016,. . .
UPDATED (March 22, 2016). Staying on Your Feet-Taking Steps to Prevent Falls is a public presentation that aims to promote healthy and active aging for older adults living in the community in order to reduce falls and fall-related injuries. Staying on Your Feet Community Presentation -a public presentation that aims to promote healthy, active aging. . .
Registration spots are still available for the Watch Your Step National Fall Prevention Conference, which takes place in Calgary on May 16 and 17, 2016. Please forward the email below and attachment to your networks. We are pleased to announce that our program outline is now on the website! Our. . .
Beyond the Break – Education Series on Osteoporosis & Nutrition Part 1: Role of Vitamin D in Nutrition, Bone Health and Osteoporosis Date: March 4, 2016 Time: 12:00 pm -1:00 pm EST TSM#: 53069625 Presenter: Hope Weiler, RD, PhD Associate Professor CRC tier II, Nutrition, Development and Aging McGill University -School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition To register for this. . .
Perspectives from a Health Care Professional and a Family Caregiver on their experiences and how they learned to work together to develop a “Care Team” Please see attached registration information about an upcoming Caregiver event to be held on April 5th, 2016. This event will be of interest to caregivers. . .
Dear Fall and Injury Prevention Colleagues: The next session of the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum on-line course to be offered internationally through the University of Victoria will be occur from February 12 to March 18, 2015 with instructor, Phil Groff, PhD. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: If you work with older adults. . .
This is Canada’s leading fall prevention conference and a follow-up to the highly successful “sold out” events held in Toronto in 2014 and Vancouver in 2011. It is presented in partnership with the Injury Prevention Centre, University of Alberta, and Alberta Health Services. The conference features an enlightening agenda with. . .
The Community and Ambulatory Care Fall Prevention work group have developed two environmental checklists for fall prevention: Community and Ambulatory Care Environmental Checklist for Fall Prevention Community and Ambulatory Care Environmental Checklist for Fall Prevention: Planning for Construction or Renovation The “Community and Ambulatory Care Environmental Checklist for Fall Prevention”. . .
WRHA-IMPACT recently developed an interactive online home safety checklist. The checklist is located on this website and can be found here: www.homesafetycheck.ca The checklist will help you inspect your home for hazards that could lead to a fall. As you go through the checklist you will receive tips on making your. . .
Resources for Older Adults IMPACT, the Injury Prevention Program of the WRHA, have recently completed a review of the falls prevention literature. The updated list of Staying On Your Feet resources include: A Checklist to Help You Prevent Falls ( 2015) helps you identify what is putting you at risk of falling Take Action To Prevent Falls Booklet (2015) contains the above checklist to. . .