All events are Eastern Time unless otherwise indicated.
Date(s) - Jan 19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In this highly interactive 2 hour workshop, participants will learn how to lead the Otago Exercise Program, an evidence-based fall prevention program, with older adults. Training will focus on an overview of the program, the various exercises and modifications, and how to lead this program safely in person or on Zoom. At the conclusion of the training, participants will be competent to lead this program effectively in their own organizations.
What is the Otago Exercise Program?
The Otago Exercise Program is an evidence-based fall prevention program shown to reduce falls up to 40% among older adults. The program focuses on 17 strength and balance exercises that can be performed by older adults in their own homes or in a group exercise setting.
1. Participants will understand and demonstrate leading the 17 exercises in the Otago Exercise Program
2. Participants will role play leading Otago Exercise Program classes
3. Participants will identify components necessary for safe and effective Otago Exercise Program instruction.