Helping Older Adults Thrive: Occupational Therapy and Community Mobility Register online by July 25, 2017 - 8/1/2017
Presenter: Claire Mulry
Participation in community-based occupations has a positive impact on the health of older adults. The interdependence of community mobility and occupational engagement is a crucial component of wellness and prevention. As the worldwide population of older adults grows exponentially programs to facilitate community mobility must be developed to meet this public health need. This webinar will review the evidence supporting community mobility’s impact on health. An evidence-informed community mobility program and its results will be reviewed. Program development strategies will be reviewed and participants will create a plan to facilitate community mobility programming in their own practice.
After taking part in this webinar, participants will:
1. Recognize the relationship of community mobility to health and occupational therapy’s unique value in facilitating it.
2. Understand the results of community mobility programming and its implications for future programming.
3. Create a plan to facilitate occupational therapy programming to meet this growing public health need.