Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance
In August 2016, Marymount University, in partnership with Goodwin House, was awarded a two-year grant from the Administration for Community Living to increase the availability and accessibility of evidence-based falls prevention programs in Northern Virginia. This grant resulted in the creation of the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance. The mission of the alliance is to maximize independence and improve quality of life of older adults by reducing falls and fall-related injuries.
The SAIL Program was chosen as one of the evidence-based programs that would be implemented in northern Virginia.
The SAIL online training that is offered through Pierce College recently underwent a continuous improvement process for assuring the quality of online courses through a faculty review process. An extensive internal review was conducted by a team of three Quality Matters certified Peer Reviewers, including a Master Reviewer, for the 21 Essential Quality Matters Standards.
What does this mean for people who complete the online SAIL training? It provides assurance that the online class is easy to navigate,
Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative Adopts SAIL
We were delighted to be invited to Oklahoma City to assist with the initial launch of the SAIL Program for the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI).
The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative is a program that is dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life for older Oklahomans. OHAI improves the wellness of seniors by increasing access to and quality of interdisciplinary geriatric healthcare, providing excellence in health education, and by optimizing health and aging policy.
A SAIL Program Wins in the NCOA 2017 Falls Free® Photo Contest
Our heartiest congratulations go to the Blount County Office on Aging in Maryville, Tennessee! They entered the NCOA 2017 Falls Free® Photo Contest with a picture that represents their SAIL Program along with a very clever poem, and won Third Place in the photo contest.
View the Blount County Office on Aging photo, as well as all of the present and past winners at the following address: