Category: Onsite Training

Administration for Community Living 2020 Fall Prevention Grantees

It’s official!  Two organizations that we have partnered with in the past are awarded the Administration for Community Living 2020 Fall Prevention Grant!

AltaPointe Health is Alabama’s largest health and human services organization that improves the health and wellness of people living with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders.  Altapointe provides services to more than 30,000 adults and children each year in Baldwin, Clay, Coosa, Mobile, Randolph, Talladega and Washington counties.

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Fort Defiance Indian Health Board, Inc.

We were recently contacted by Jenn Gorman, Director of
Wellness & Fitness for the Fort Defiance Indian Health Board, Inc. (FDIHB) to
conduct an onsite SAIL Program Leader training in Arizona.

FDIHB is one of six service units in the Navajo Indian
health care system that serves 45,000 people in a geographic region that is
2,000+ square miles.  FDIHB has received
frequent requests for teaching exercise classes and providing education.  Jenn noticed that the wellness staff often
provided this type of service for 8 weeks,

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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. 

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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. 

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AltaPointe Health

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,

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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. 

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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. 

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