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,
In 2016, Tom Egan, President and CEO of the Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) applied for and was awarded a grant from the State of Arizona Office of the Attorney General. The grant enabled key personnel to implement the SAIL Program in Adult Day Health Services in Phoenix, Tempe, and Glendale, Arizona.
Click to watch a one-minute video of Tom Egan introducing the SAIL Program:
Mary Servin, RN, BC and Program Director of Adult Day Health Services at FSL was the first to envision the possibility of a SAIL Program at FSL.
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,
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.
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:
We were thrilled to have the opportunity to make a return visit to Minneapolis, Minnesota recently to observe a SAIL Program that is supported by Centrex Rehab.
Centrex Rehab is a therapy company and Certified Agency that provides therapy services to diverse clientele in many distinct settings. The EverActive Wellness Club is just one example of a service that is available through Centrex Rehab. The EverActive Wellness Club is a health and wellness model that can be implemented in a variety of settings,
Santa Monica, California… home to the Santa Monica pier, Route 66, the Third Street Promenade, and… a SAIL Program!
In 2013, UCLA Rehabilitation Services was seeking opportunities to connect with their community and offer wellness services. The SAIL Program provided the perfect venue to serve the older adult community. Six therapists from UCLA Rehabilitation Services completed the SAIL Program Leader training online through Pierce College. The SAIL Program started at UCLA Outpatient Rehabilitation Services in Santa Monica,
“We created TEAMS for Healthier Living to elicit and positively reinforce healthy lifestyle behaviors and mitigate the impact of chronic illness,” said Kathy Moisio, PhD, RN, “because it is difficult to change longstanding health-related behaviors in a 10- or 15-minute practitioner visit, and written pamphlets don’t always work.” TEAMS for Healthier Living brings together students and faculty from a local university and college with older adults and staff at community sites to achieve a healthier lifestyle.