Practitioners' Day - October 21, 2020

Thank you to everyone who was able to join in the event, and for making it a great success!

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Connecting to Prevent Falls


Time Sessions Title
8:00 - 8:15 am Welcome & Introductions IPC and AHS
8:15 - 9:00 am Improving movement literacy, physical
activity and social connectedness in
older people - reflections from Make
Movement your Mission
Professor Dawn Skelton,
BSc PhD MD.H.C. Hon
Professor of Ageing and
Health, School of Health
and Life Sciences, Institute
for Applied Health
Research, Centre for
Living, Glasgow
Caledonian University
9:00 - 9:50 am "Getting into SHAPE: Motivation for
healthy ageing behaviours".
The SHAPES program encouraged
healthy ageing behaviours among older
adults to achieve tangible and
sustained improvements. This talk will
present the methods and materials
used in the program which led to a
successful project.
Saima Rajabali, Clinical
Trials  Project Coordinator,
Faculty of  Medicine & Dentistry,
Medicine Dept Geriatrics
BREAK: 9:50 - 10:00 am    
10:00 - 10:20 am

Get Up and Get Moving

The interactive session will help you to
get your participants up and active.

Lindsay Wright,
Be Fit For Life,
Provincial Fitness Unit
in the Faculty of Kinesiology,
Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta
10:20 - 11:05 am Technology to support older people.
This presentation will look at how
AgeTech can help to support the
independence, quality of life, safety and
security of older people living at home.
Andrew Sixsmith, PhD is
the joint Scientific Director
of AGE-WELL NCE, the
Director of the STAR
Institute, and a professor
in the SFU Gerontology
11:05 - 11:50 am Role of Exercise in Prevention of Falls
in Parkinson/Multiple Sclerosis
Disease Patients

Rosanna Clark, BSC. PT,
Queen Elizabeth II
Hospital in Grande Prairie,

Sailaja Bayapaneni,
Bachelor’s degree in
Physiotherapy, a Masters
in Psychology and a
diploma in Acupuncture.
Queen Elizabeth II
Hospital in Grande Prairie,

11:50 - 12:00 pm

Closing Remarks, Thank You & Survey


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