Using CDC’s MyMobility Planning Tool to Protect Older Adults’ Mobility and Independence

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN)

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Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*

*ASWB CE Credit Changes 2018: Beginning September 25, 2018, ASA will no longer be able to  issue ASWB CE credits for recorded web seminar attendance. You can only claim ASWB CE credit if you watch “Using CDC’s MyMobility Planning Tool to Protect Older Adults’ Mobility and Independence” at 10:00 AM PT on March 28, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience. This change is due to ASWB ACE Provider distance learning requirements. 

If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact Steve Moore at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – smoore@asaging.org

The purpose of the seminar is to introduce the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new MyMobility Plan, a tool older adults can use to plan for mobility changes that may come with age. These mobility changes can increase the risk for motor vehicle crashes and falls, which are the leading causes of injuries among older adults. Reduced mobility has been linked to social isolation and negative health outcomes. Planning ahead and taking steps early may help older adults to maintain their independence and mobility as they age. The presenters will describe the development of the MyMobility Plan, how older adults (or their caregivers) can use it and how partners can assist with getting the MyMobility Plan into the hands of older adults.

 

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Identify the two leading causes of injuries among older adults;
  • Describe the purpose of the CDC’s MyMobility Plan;
  • Describe the three components of the CDC’s MyMobility Plan; and,
  • Describe at least three strategies that they can use to share the MyMobility Plan with older adults or their caregivers.

Presenters:

Laurie%20Beck.jpgLaurie Beck, MPH, has for 15 years served as an epidemiologist on the CDC Injury Center’s Transportation Safety Team, focusing on safe transportation for older adults and occupant safety.

 

 

 

Gwen%20Bergen.jpgDr. Gwen Bergen is a senior behavioral scientist at the CDC’s Injury Center on the Older Adult Falls Teams, working to prevent older adult falls and to ensure older adult mobility.

Target Audience: All