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July 2018

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor Training – July 2018 Perth Metro

July 6, 2018 - July 8, 2018
The Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street
Wembley, WA 6014 Australia
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$110 – $440

Do you want to become a Qualified Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor? 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, Tai Chi for Arthritis is easy to learn, effective and safe. It is an evidence-based program which works to prevent falls through improving balance, confidence and muscular strength in older adults. About the training: Tai Chi for Arthritis…

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August 2018

Stepping On Train the Trainer – Monday 6 August 2018

August 6, 2018
The Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street
Wembley, WA 6014 Australia
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$110

Stepping On is a seven-week program designed for people who are living at home and have experienced a fall or are concerned about falling. The program is evidence-based, effective and proven to reduce falls in older people living in the community by 31%. It incorporates strategies to implement positive lifestyle changes to keep you independent, upright and active. The introductory course equips participants to facilitate community-based Stepping On programs for older people. Workshop Outcomes Planning and implementing Stepping On programs.…

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September 2018

Active Balance Geraldton

September 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH), 167 Fitzgerald Street
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
$50.00

Falls and fall-related injuries place a significant burden on the WA health system and can have a profound and long-lasting impact on the individual, their family, the community and the health care system. However, many people don’t realise that falls are preventable. Are you a fitness instructor, allied health assistant or peer group exercise coordinator working with older adults in the community? Would you like to know more about the link between staying active and reducing the impact and incidence…

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Strengthen Your Legs Launch, Geraldton

September 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Queen Elizabeth II Seniors and Community Centre, 88 Durlacher Street
Geraldton, WA 6530
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FREE

Join Stay On Your Feet® to launch our latest campaign: 'Strengthen Your Legs'. - Learn why strong legs are important for preventing falls - Participate in an exercise class - Find local services and classes near you - 'Have A Go' activities, games and prizes to be won - Take part in a Tai Chi demonstration - Join us for a free lunch!   WHO: All older adults and carers are welcome WHEN: Wednesday 5 September, 10am-1.30pm WHERE: Queen Elizabeth II…

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Strengthen Your Legs Forum – Geraldton

September 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH), 167 Fitzgerald Street
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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$25

Evidence, best practice and delivery of exercise to prevent falls in older adults in the community setting. Older adults can experience changes that influence the risks of a fall, including decreased muscle mass and reduced ability to produce force quickly. Participation in regular and relevant strength training is an effective way to reduce their risk of falls, increase the quality of life and maintain independence. Engaging older adults in sustained participation in strength and balance exercise is can be a challenge…

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Tai Chi Follow Up Training

September 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Have you successfully completed the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Instructor Training Workshop in the last two years? If so, you are invited to participate in a three-hour follow-up session where you will have the opportunity to refresh your Tai Chi for Arthritis knowledge and skills. Participate in or observe a community-based class run by Sam on behalf of Arthritis WA.  Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to share ideas with other attendees delivering the Tai Chi for Arthritis program…

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November 2018

Active Balance – Albany 8 November 2018

November 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Albany, City of Albany Administration Building 102 North Road Yakamia
Albany, WA Australia
$55

Falls prevention exercise workshop for allied health assistants, fitness instructors and peer exercise leaders.

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Australia New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference

November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - November 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, 1 Davey St
Hobart, Tas 7000 Australia
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$560

The 8th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference (ANZFP) will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Tasmania, from the 18th – 20th November 2018 and is an initiative of the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society (ANZFPS). The ANZFPS was formed in 2006 to promote the multidisciplinary study and implementation of falls prevention in older people. The conference will showcase the latest research outcomes, program implementation, training, and policy and planning innovations in falls prevention…

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February 2019

Fear of Falling Forum – SOLD OUT DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Telethon Speech and Hearing, 36 Dodd St, Wembley Australia + Google Map
$25

Fear of falling is an important psychosocial factor associated with falls in older people. This can be prevalent, often distressing, and can result in both physical and social limitations in their lives. Understanding Fear of Falling and how this impacts on falls risk provides a valuable basis for reducing future or recurrent falls.

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March 2019

Check Your Medicines Forum

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PSA WA Branch, 21 Hamilton Street
Subiaco, Western Australia 6008 Australia
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No cost

Network and share best practice in the identification and implementation of strategies to reduce modifiable risk factors for falling for older people living in the community in WA.

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