Nov. 14, 2009
-- The Sun City Fire Department and Adultcare Assistance Homecare have been awarded scholarships to participate in a training conference dedicated to Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, developed by the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA. The awarded scholarships provide for travel expenses for two participants, Remembering When curriculum materials and all training.
The conference will be held November 15 – 17, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. NFPA has selected two-member teams from 32 communities across North America to participate. Teams are comprised of one fire department member partnered with an individual from an agency within the community that serves older adults through home visits, such as visiting nurses associations, home health care agencies, and places of worship.
“Adults 65 years and older are more than twice as likely to be killed in a home fire compared to the population at large, and falls are the leading cause of death from injuries in this group,” said Sharon Gamache, NFPA’s Director of High-Risk Outreach Programs, “This training offers strategies that participants can bring back to share with their communities to help prevent fires and falls among older adults that live there.”
Mary Dickinson of the Sun City Fire Department and Karen Wellert a representative of Adultcare Assistance Homecare will travel to Boston for the workshop. Following the workshop, The Sun City Fire Department will conduct a minimum of five group presentations and at least two train-the-trainer sessions for Adultcare Assistance Homecare. Adultcare Assistance Homecare will integrate materials from the Remembering When program into its outreach through home visits.
NFPA’s s committed to helping communities reduce fire and fall injuries and deaths among older adults.
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Adultcare Assistance Homecare has been serving Sun City and the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area with senior care for over 13 years. We believe in empowering seniors to remain as independent seniors and we offer the best in Arizona eldercare.