2nd of October: A day late perhaps?

Yesterday, the 1st of October was UN International Day for the Older Person. So to mark the day I thought I’d start this week’s post by referring you to three pages that the UN created for the day. One is at:  http://www.un.org/en/events/olderpersonsday/background.shtml

another is at:  http://undesadspd.org/Ageing/InternationalDayofOlderPersons.aspx

finally : http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52088#.Vg4tSvlViko

Yesterday was about encouraging countries to improve older persons’ accessibility to urban infrastructure, facilities and services as two phenomena – rapid urbanization and ageing populations – are combining to dramatically change the face the world’s cities. Had a discussion in one of my classes yesterday about the impact of investing in environmental improvement and we all agreed that making houses, buildings, transport etc. fit for purpose for older people benefited everyone for generations to come. So spending more now will save everyone in the long run.

Another release yesterday to coincide with Older People’s Day was a little video by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) about the “get up and go” test. This link to the video http://www.csp.org.uk/news/2015/10/01/physios-launch-test-older-peoples-day-assess-peoples-risk-falling not only links you to the video it also links you to the other resources the CSP has created around falls risk detection which you might want to have a look at. You will also find a link to “Agile” the network for chartered physiotherapists working with older people in here, so worth a little explore.

On a lighter note. Do you need a new profile picture, perhaps for Moodle or Facebook? You might like this. It’s called “Get Peanutised” go to  http://www.peanutsmovie.com/charactercreator/

This is the new me!



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