National Events

02 Apr 14

Promoting Active Ageing: The Uptake of Fall Prevention Strategies

Falls remain a major problem for older people, and despite strong growth in research that shows that many falls can be prevented, there is little evidence of widespread impact on national indicators such as fall related hospitalisations. Engaging and sustaining older people’s participation in falls prevention programs is an important factor that will influence outcomes.

This webinar will explore falls prevention strategies in community and hospital settings. Terry Haines will provide an overview of a detailed community based survey conducted on factors influencing intention and uptake of fall prevention recommendations. Anne-Marie Hill will highlight barriers and facilitators to achieving high levels of engagement by older people in falls prevention / physical activity in the hospital setting, and following discharge home from hospital. Leigh Hale will also address factors influencing participation in physical activity to improve balance and fall related outcomes in older people with co-morbidities, including issue of fatigue in some of these populations.

  • Consider the impact of hospitalisation, chronic disease and co-morbidities on older people’s participation in fall prevention programs
  • Understand factors influencing why older people do or do not participate in recommended fall prevention programs
  • Learn strategies that practitioners may utilise to facilitate improved uptake and sustained participation by older people in recommended fall prevention programs

Presented in partnership with:

Hear from Leading Experts

Assoc Prof Anne-Marie Hill, School of Physiotherapy, The University of Notre Dame Australia

Professor Keith Hill, Head of School, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University

Assoc Prof Leigh Hale, Deputy Dean, School of Physiotherapy, Te Kura Komiri Pai, University of Otago

Assoc Prof Terry Haines, Director of the Allied Health Research Unit, Monash Health / Monash University; President of the Australia New Zealand Falls Prevention Society

Event Details

We are sorry, due to overwhelming response, registrations have now closed for this webinar. However, if you would like to receive a recording please send us an email with your interest at

Event Date & Time: Wednesday 2nd April 2014, 12:00pm to 1:00pm AEDT

Event Location: WEBINAR

Registrations Open: 13th Feb 14 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 1st Apr 14 11:59 PM

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  • Registrations are closed

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