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Step Ahead to Fall Prevention in Older Adults (York Region Public Health, Richmond Hill Office, 50 High Tech Road, Richmond Hill, L3Y2B1)

November 16 2018 - November 16 2018 8:30AM - 12:00PM

Hosting Organization: York Region Public Health (york.ca/healthyaging)

Type of Event: Staff training

Audience: Health care professionals working with older adults

The Step Ahead to Fall Prevention in Older Adults training program is a fall prevention for health care providers and caregivers providing care to older adults, and is facilitated by York Region Public Health, Public Health Nurses.

The goal of this free training session is to increase knowledge, skills and awareness about the causes of falling and to recommend fall prevention strategies for the older adults whom health care providers and caregivers work with . Topics covered include: aging, ageism, learned helplessness , risk factors for falls and changing behavior through supportive coaching. The program is evidence based and utilizes current research, adult learning principles and best practices in fall prevention.

This training session is 3.5 hours in length, held on November 16, 2018 from 830-12 at the York Region Public Health offices at 50 High Tech Road in Richmond Hill Ontario. To register please contact Christine Grimbly at 1-877-464-9675 ext 74612