October 8, 2021
Outdoor Falls Prevention: Promoting Safety in Urban Neighborhoods
Outdoor falls present a significant challenge to the health and well-being of community dwelling older adults living in urban environments. The focus of this presentation is research findings regarding risks and resources for outdoor falls prevention. Further, the development of Stroll Safe, an outdoor falls prevention program that addresses behavioral strategies for reducing the risk of outdoor falls will be described.
Tracy Chippendale is an occupational therapist whose clinical background and research interests are in geriatrics. Her research in the Department of Occupational Therapy at NYU focuses on interventions that enable older adults to “Age in Place,” including non-pharmacological interventions for depressive symptoms, interventions to increase the healthcare workforce in geriatrics, and outdoor falls prevention. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and The Gerontologist.