The links between mobility, balance and falls in older adults are well established. Each year, one in three older adults aged 65 and above will experience a fall – threatening their independence and placing burdens on healthcare. However, falls are not an inevitable part of ageing and many can be prevented through practical lifestyle adjustments and community programmes.
In this interactive two-day workshop conducted by SITLEARN Professional Development, join Prof Dale Avers from SUNY’s Upstate Medical University as she makes the case for preventive intervention, arguing for a life-focus rather than concentrating only on fall prevention after mobility is already limited, or when falls have occurred.
The workshop will summarise the most current research evidence on falls in older adults, and address assessments of mobility, fall risk, physical activity and balance. Through case studies and discussions, you’ll learn to apply the principles of motor learning theory in interventions to improve balance from the very active to frail older adult, in a variety of simple to complex real-life situations.
|4th & 5th March 2017||9-5pm (Sat & Sun)||SIT@Dover, University Resource Centre, Level 4, SR 4A, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683|
|Before GST||With GST|
|After e2i Funding||$325||$347.75|
Terms & Conditions for e2i Funding
In order to be eligible for the 50% training grant awarded by e2i, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.
|Venue||SIT@Dover, University Resource Centre, Level 4, SR 4A, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683|
|Time||09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
04 Mar 2017 (Sat) to
05 Mar 2017 (Sun)