Preventing Falls While Encouraging Outdoor Activity

When:
November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-11-09T12:00:00-05:00
2018-11-09T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Seniors Health Knowledge Network Fall Prevention Community of Practice

You probably know that older adults are at serious risk of a fall-related injury having a big negative impact on their lives. Many older adults avoid going outside in the winter because of a fear of falling and can become isolated and inactive. Both situations can trigger a downward spiral of negative health effects we want to avoid.

You likely also know that slip-resistant footwear can prevent falls and encourage older adults to stay active in the winter. However, you may not know that it is difficult to select footwear that will perform well on icy surfaces. Our testing has shown that it is impossible to predict slip-resistance of footwear just by looking at them. Most footwear on the market today performs poorly on ice.

In this webinar, the presenter will describe how we test footwear, what we have learned about preventing falls on ice as well as the results of a recent field study that showed we can reduce the risk of falls by a factor of at least three with the best footwear.

Presenter: Tilak Dutta, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

This webinar is hosted by the Seniors Health Knowledge Network Fall Prevention Community of Practice.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Nov
16
Fri
Christmas Fundraiser in Support of the May Court Club of St. Catharines @ Fairview Mall
Nov 16 all-day
When:
November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-11-09T12:00:00-05:00
2018-11-09T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Seniors Health Knowledge Network Fall Prevention Community of Practice
Women in Business Awards @ Marriott on the Falls
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
When:
November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-11-09T12:00:00-05:00
2018-11-09T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Seniors Health Knowledge Network Fall Prevention Community of Practice
Nov
19
Mon
Blockchain Basics for Corporate Applications @ Online
Nov 19 all-day
When:
November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-11-09T12:00:00-05:00
2018-11-09T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Seniors Health Knowledge Network Fall Prevention Community of Practice
Human Trafficking Training @ Four Points by Sheraton
Nov 19 @ 8:30 am – Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm
When:
November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-11-09T12:00:00-05:00
2018-11-09T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Seniors Health Knowledge Network Fall Prevention Community of Practice
Durable by Design: Physical Literacy and Older Adults @ Niagara Region Headquarters - Community Education Room
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
When:
November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-11-09T12:00:00-05:00
2018-11-09T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Seniors Health Knowledge Network Fall Prevention Community of Practice
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Thorold Open House @ Niagara Region Headquarters
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
When:
November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-11-09T12:00:00-05:00
2018-11-09T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Seniors Health Knowledge Network Fall Prevention Community of Practice
Nov
20
Tue
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am
When:
November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-11-09T12:00:00-05:00
2018-11-09T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Seniors Health Knowledge Network Fall Prevention Community of Practice

SPONSORS

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Explore Our Network

Get Connected

Sign up to receive communications from Niagara Connects! We will keep you connected with what’s going on in our community, without spamming your inbox. Get started now!
NiagaraConnects-logo
Niagara Knowledge Exchange is powered by a Niagara-wide network of people for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. We work hard to help foster a culture of Niagara-focused research and evidence-informed planning to support your community development innovations. To learn more about Niagara Connects, please visit our central website: www.niagaraconnects.ca or contact us: Email: info@niagaraconnects.ca, Phone: 905-688-6236
Copyright © 2018 Niagara Connects. All rights reserved.