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Sit back in the comfort of your office and enjoy ICAA educational programs delivered to you via webinar. These broadcasts are specifically created for active-aging professionals – business owners, managers, suppliers, wellness and activities personnel. Through interviews or individual-speaker sessions, you will be exposed to the opinions of top experts from a variety of subject areas designed to help you and your staff stay on top of trends, meet new challenges and serve your customers better.

Boomer fitness: Focus on safe and effective exercise

Presenter: Doug Brignole

Date: December 7, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm (EST)

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Description

Doug Brignole, a competitive bodybuilding champion and an expert in exercise science, reveals how to evaluate the efficiency of an exercise, its degree of productivity, and its degree of safety for the Boomer population. Using basic scientific principles, you’ll discover that many traditional exercises are not very beneficial and may be harmful to Boomers. Other exercises, which most people have probably never seen, are much better for strength, endurance, and flexibility. Selecting exercises that are “high value” (energy-efficient, optimally productive, and safe) allows Boomers to avoid injury, while simultaneously maximizing the degree of benefit with the least amount of wasted effort. For all active agers, resistance exercises should continue to be a part of their fitness programs, the benefits of which can be enjoyed without joint injury or skeletal strain. Doug provides specific demonstrations, education, and suggestions for you to enhance your exercise program — especially if you are working with the Boomer population.

Learning objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Determine if an exercise provides the ideal anatomical motion for safety and effectiveness;
  • Explain how to determine if an exercise is “efficient,” on a cost/benefit basis; and
  • Understand which exercises are “not-so-good” and which are “very good” for the Boomer population.

About the presenter(s):
Doug Brignole is 60 years old, and a 43-year veteran of bodybuilding competition. He started competing at the age of 16 and retired last year at the age of 59. Along the way, he won numerous titles, including Mr. California, Mr. America, and twice Mr. Universe. He is also a lifelong student of biomechanics—the physics of the human anatomy. He authored numerous articles and has just completed work on his second book, called “The Physics of Resistance Exercise,” which is endorsed by 10 Ph.D.’s and 3 Orthopedic Surgeons.

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Managing falls in the midst of a pandemic, and beyond

Presenter: Laura Hastings, Glen Xiong, Ann Olson

Date: December 16, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm (EST)

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Description

Did you know that 94%* of falls go unwitnessed and that falls have increased 20%* during COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions? What can you do to help prevent falls and improve your fall management action plan? By attending this webinar, you will learn how video review can be used as an effective tool for fall reduction. During this educational session, presenters will demonstrate how insights from fall-detection technology, powered by artificial intelligence, can help elevate your fall-prevention action plan and reduce ER visits.

Learning objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the numbers behind falls within senior living communities
  • Gain insights to help develop your 2021 fall-management program
  • Understand the benefits of technology as a fall-reduction tool

About the presenter(s):

Laura Hastings, OTR/L, director of care services, SafelyYou
Laura is a registered and licensed occupational therapist in California and a certified dementia practitioner with extensive experience managing rehabilitation departments in assisted living and memory care communities. She has served as the point of contact for falls prevention, OT intervention and staff trainings and has experience working in acute rehab, traumatic brain injury, skilled nursing and outpatient settings.

Glen Xiong, MD, chief medical officer, SafelyYou
Dr. Xiong earned his medical degree from UC Davis and completed his residency in internal medicine and psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. He is certified by the American Medical Directors Association in Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine (2006, 2016) and provides clinical care at the UC Davis Medical Center and in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

Ann Olson, OT, Senior Living Risk Control Specialist, Church Mutual Insurance
Ann has worked for Church Mutual Insurance as a senior living risk control specialist since 2015, collaborating with clients to implement risk-control service plans, researching best practices for accident and injury prevention and developing resource materials for Church Mutual staff and clients. A registered and licensed occupational therapist, Ann practiced for 20 years in healthcare settings including hospitals, assisted living, memory care and outpatient clinics. Ann received a degree in psychology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and attended the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, for her occupational therapy training.

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