Senior Injury Prevention Program (SIPP)
2015 Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum on May 28th
Did you know that over the next 20 years, the 60+ population of the US will more than double? For the first time in history there will be more people over the age of 65 than there are under the age of 14! People over 65 represent 12% of the population in Alameda County; but that percentage accounts for 47% of the hospitalizations and deaths due to unintentional injuries. Falls in the senior population are responsible for the majority of unintentional injuries. But the good news is…..Falls are preventable!
Come find out how falls can be prevented by attending the 15th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum on Thursday, May 28, 2015, sponsored by Alameda County EMS/SIPP at the Hilton Garden Inn in Emeryville, Ca. The registration fee is $85 (student fee $40). Continuing Education Units will be available for RNs, EMTs/Paramedics, LCSWs/MFTs/LPCCs, and OTs.
This year’s Forum will feature Lora Connolly, Director of the California Department of Aging, as its keynote speaker. Our focus areas will include fall prevention through innovative home safety, medication management, nutrition and healthy movement practices. In addition, we will hear from known experts on new technologies developed to reduce senior injury and increase safety, along with exploring new partnership models to help people safely “age in place’ at home and in their community.
We urge you to register for this important forum. You can refer to the program, flyer and registration form for more details. For additional information, please contact Miriam Rabinovitz at (510) 481-4190 or Miriam.Rabinovitz@acgov.org. This is the last call for registrations!
Senior Injury Prevention Program (SIPP) is an Emergency Medical Services program designed to reduce preventable injuries among the older population in Alameda County, and raise awareness around the need for injury prevention programs for older adults.
SIPP provides valuable information for seniors, health care providers, case managers, service providers, emergency responders, and policy makers.