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June 2019

eLearning Module One – Introduction to Falls Prevention

June 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - June 30, 2021 @ 9:30 am
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Free Self-paced Online Learning  This "Introduction to Falls Prevention" online module has been developed for exercise and activity coordinators (i.e. fitness instructors, therapy assistants and peer exercise leaders). The module aims to equip non-health professionals with background knowledge of falls, age-related changes and how these can impact an individual's function, mobility and falls risk. Being interactive, practical and evidence-informed, the module will help you facilitate effective and relevant falls prevention exercise strategies for older adults living in the community. Module…

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November 2020

Home Modification for Falls Prevention Workshop

November 26 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard
Floreat, Western Australia 6014 Australia
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Injury Matters and Occupational Therapy Australia are partnering to deliver the ‘Home Modification for Falls Prevention Workshop’.  This workshop aims to provide an overview of the role of Occupational Therapists in falls prevention.   It will outline the risk factors and impact of falls in Western Australia, screening and assessment tools, referral pathways and information and resources for the Stay On Your Feet® Program. The core principles of home modification solutions focused on ramps, rails, bathrooms and toilets for hazard reduction…

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December 2020

Falls Prevention in Older Adults with Diabetes Webinar

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Older adults with diabetes have an increased rate of falls and are more likely to have falls-related complications, including recurrent falls and increased rate of fracture, than those without diabetes. Falls can significantly impact social and physical activities, quality of life and lead to fear of further falling in older adults.  Identifying and addressing modifiable risk factors for falls in older adults with diabetes and the coordination of appropriate falls prevention interventions could help to reduce falls risk. Join Injury…

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February 2021

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor Training

February 10, 2021 - February 12, 2021
Tomasi Room, Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd st
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Would you like to deliver Tai Chi for Arthritis to older adults? Tai Chi for Arthritis is a program designed by Dr Paul Lam and a team of medical specialists and Tai Chi experts. Based on the Sun style of Tai Chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis Prevention is easy to learn, effective and safe. Tai Chi for Arthritis is an evidence-based program which works to prevent falls through improving balance, confidence and muscular strength in older adults. During the workshop…

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