The Foundation for Senior Care has received a scholarship to attend an important national training conference, focused on aging-in-place safety for older individuals.
Fallbrook, Calif. (PRWEB) November 21, 2016
As we get older, most of us would prefer to remain active and independent, staying in our homes rather than moving into assisted living. The problem with this is that there are simply many health and safety concerns that the elderly face, which makes aging-in-place safety a top concern. The Foundation for Senior Care, along with the North Country Fire Protection District, has received a scholarship to attend a national training conference, focused on this very topic. Representatives from The Foundation for Senior Care will attend the National Fire Protection Association’s Remembering When seminar, and return to the community with invaluable tips about safely aging in place.
“This program is focused on Fire and Fall Prevention, and will provide practical tips for older individuals as well as for their family members and caregivers, all about maintaining a truly safe home environment,” said Rachel Mason, Executive Director of the Foundation for Senior Care. “We are excited for the opportunity to absorb this critical information and bring it back to the Fallbrook community.”
Mason will attend the advanced training along with a member of the local fire department, and says the conference will underscore the key mission of The Foundation for Senior Care—that is, to provide programs that enrich the everyday well-being of area seniors. The conference will detail strategies that seniors can take to live at home for as long as possible—and when it concludes, the attendees will return to Fallbrook to host special seminars and educational events for the local community.
“We are excited to provide this important training to help fire departments and local agencies meet their goals related to older adult safety,” said Karen Berard-Reed, NFPA Senior Project Manager. “Many communities are seeing dramatic increases in the numbers of older adult residents and are strengthening resources to meet the needs stemming from this growth. Reducing risks related to injury and death is key and the Remembering When program is a helpful tool in this endeavor.”
“We are grateful for the opportunity to receive this advanced and utterly practical training, and look forward to seeing the difference it can make in local families and households,” said Mason.
Foundation for Senior Care is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of seniors and disabled adults in Southern California. Foundation for Senior Care offers Adult Day Care services as well as transportation, senior advocacy and a Computer Learning Center to those located in Northern San Diego County and parts of Southwest Riverside County (Temecula), California. For more information about Foundation for Senior Care, visit http://www.foundationforseniorcare.org.