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Webinar will be posted at 5 pm on September 27, 2023 in this post followed by a chat below.
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Here's a Teepa Snow video about Fall Prevention. It's about 15 minutes long.
I was not able to watch it, but yesterday Age Friendly Seattle hosted a Civic Coffee event about Fall Prevention. I don't see it posted yet, but they usually post their webinars on YouTube after the fact. I intend to watch it when I see it! https://www.agingkingcounty.org/virtual-events/
Does anyone have any resources they’d like to share?
i believe its Snohomish County that offers this program. Senior helping Seniors. These are seniors that volunteer to help other seniors. Studies suggest that this method of help is quite populat with seniors needing a little help.
I think I've seen Seniors Helping Seniors! That's fantastic.
Staying sharp or designating a family member that has knowledge and teaching ability with tech. Senior Centers are great too. There are new tech items appearing all the time and AI is also offering quit a bit in the future. Both Google and Microsft have AI areas specific for aging adults.
So many great and helpful options out there! It's hard to keep up with it and learn it sometimes, but it really does make life easier in so many ways once you do.
Another tactic that has been successful is to create a drivinf contract with your questionable driver. Agree on the things that would determine when driving needs to stop. Hartford Insurance Co has a great magazine on talking about driving.
As for driving, that is always a stresser for families. My experienxe is it ends up being super easy for some families or super difficult than expected. My advice based on my care partnering to folks living alone is to hire someone that can regularly be available for errands. Once the relationship is built taking the car is easier.
That’s really good advice. It’s nice when you can rely on someone.
Another helpful tip for fall prevention is to purge of unused items. So many folk accumlated items for decades that are no longer needed. Getting rid of them get rid of fall hazards but it also makes choices easier. For example, purge old clothes so thry dont pile up and this also make for chose outfit easier for dementia folks.
Yes! This is a great suggestion. It’s so easy to accumulate things over time and gave there be a lot of items in one space. It could be a fun activity to give a new home to items too (to frame it that way).
The Tech Lab at the Memory Hub is another great resource to check out:
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