Step Ahead to Fall Prevention in Older Adults
The Step Ahead to Fall Prevention E-learning Module was developed by Toronto Public Health in partnership with York Region Public Health. The E-learning module is for health care providers, caregivers and individuals who provide care to older adults.
Examines age related changes and modifiable risk factors associated with falls.
Enables caregivers to incorporate fall prevention strategies when working with older adults.
Tiered Exercise Program (TEP) Training – available in-person only
One of the main fall prevention strategies is exercise. TEP is an evidence based exercise program developed by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA). CCAA is a leader in current research and program development for improved physical ability and healthy aging.
Includes exercise programs for older adults who are either chair-bound, have transfer ability, or are ambulatory.
Teaches 10 simple, progressive exercises proven to maintain strength, balance, and flexibility.
If interested in learning more about this program and/or other exercise programs, the CCAA website has information on when and where programs are being offered.