#ElderCareChat 10/5/16: Fall Prevention for Seniors and Caregivers

shutterstock_225478723Falls can happen year-round, but with the new fall season now in full swing, this week’s #ElderCareChat discussion focused on statistics and strategies around fall prevention; Julie Santos of Front Porch Communities lent her expert insights as our featured guest.

Santos is the Project Specialist at Front Porch’s Center for Innovation and Wellbeing. In her role, she coordinates and organizes health education workshops for affordable senior housing communities in the Los Angeles area. She also manages the implementation of technology-based solutions and pilot projects at senior communities in Southern California by working closely with technology companies ranging from start-ups, non-profits, and established companies. Julie holds a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience from UCLA.

Discussion questions are embedded in this Storify presentation, featuring the tweets of our guest expert. The transcript link is found below the visual recap:

Review the wealth of resources, insights and ideas shared in the full chat transcript. Analytics—the who’s who of attendees and how many tweets went out during the live hour—are available too: See the stats.

We offer a “landing page” on our blog with information about the upcoming chat, including proposed discussion questions. Refer to this page for the latest.

Next chat: We meet bi-monthly, so our next chat is Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 1pm ET. If you are interested in serving as a guest expert for a future chat, please reach out to Michelle Seitzer via the @OurParents Twitter handle for further details.

Please note: We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in and passionate about eldercare issues can join our chat, anytime. Prior participation is not required, nor is there a need to stay for the full hour.

Connect with us: If the “real-time” frame doesn’t sync with your schedule, or if you feel that your question or idea requires well beyond 140 characters, start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn page or use the #eldercarechat hashtag. The LinkedIn group is also a great place to continue previous discussions, connect with those who share similar interests, or talk about the services that you (or the company you represent) have to offer.

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