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Attract, Adapt, Implement and Sustain an Evidence Informed Exercise Program to Prevent Falls- An Initiative Funded by the Canadian Health Research Foundation
Join us on March 15, from 12-1pm (Eastern), where Dr. Danielle Bouchard discusses the AAIMS (Attract, Adapt, IMplement and Sustain) project, which is focused on evidence informed exercise programs to prevent falls.

The best single way to reduce the number of fall injuries is to exercise regularly. As a result, many communities offer exercise programs for older adults to help reduce falls. However, according to the latest Canadian report, fewer than one in ten fall prevention exercise programs provide the best program possible, meaning that programs should be offered all year long, a least three hours per week, and focus on balance activities. In addition, some Canadians do not have such a program in their region.

Our team includes local, provincial, and national partners, in addition to researchers and students from Canada and Northern Ireland. They have all collaborated to plan the Attract, Adapt, IMplement and Sustain (AAIMS) project to understand how to:
1. attract people who currently do not participate in fall prevention exercise programs;
2. adapt the programs currently offered that do not meet the recommendations;
3. offer a program that follows recommendations if needed;
4. keep offering a program in community settings.

The exercise program will be offered in-person, online, or in a combination of the two. We will collect information by interviewing key people over the course of the project and will test how many people registered for the program, if they come with different characteristics, if there are signs that programs will last, and if people who were doing the program fall fewer times compared to the general public. This program will help us understand how to better spread a program that works in many different places while reducing participant falls.

Mar 15, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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