Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments
We received a phone call from René Breland in August 2018. René is the Director of Aging Programs for the Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG). She had just visited a SAIL fitness class in Huntsville, AL and wanted to know if it would be possible to expand the number of SAIL Programs in northern Alabama.
Carolyn Rhodes is the Fitness Director and a Certified Personal Trainer for the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center.
North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council
During Fall Quarter 2017, we noticed that there were four people from the greater Dallas / Fort Worth area enrolled in the online version of the SAIL Program Leader training. We learned that an evidence-based fall prevention program called “A Matter of Balance” had been disseminated in this region, but people were wondering how they could encourage older adults to continue with an exercise program after completing A Matter of Balance.
Lynn Kubic was one of those who completed the online version of the SAIL training.
Osaka Jikei College Japanese Students
Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA has been welcoming students from Osaka Jikei College, their sister college in Osaka, Japan for more than 10 years. We were recently invited to share our knowledge about evidence-based programs for fall prevention in older adults with approximately 25 students majoring in gerontology who were engaged in a three-day study tour and cultural exchange here in Washington State. After learning about the creation and dissemination of the SAIL Program,
We were honored to be invited to Mobile, Alabama in February 2019 to collaborate with AltaPointe Health to provide their initial SAIL Program Leader training.
AltaPointe Health is Alabama’s largest and most comprehensive behavioral healthcare and psychiatric hospital system. AltaPointe’s mission is to plan and facilitate a comprehensive, behavioral healthcare system that promotes the wellness and recovery of people living with mental illness, substance use disorders and developmental disability.
AltaPointe Health’s four main divisions of service include inpatient,