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, the students had an opportunity to try some of the exercises from the fitness class.
Yuko Chartraw is the Manager of International Education programs at Clover Park Technical College. “The students really enjoyed the lecture as well as actually trying out the exercises”, she told us. “The information was valuable to me personally as well since I will soon join the senior population”.
For more information about the Jikei Group Colleges in Japan, visit their website at http://en.jikeigroup.net