Wednesday April 15, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC 
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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Jennifer Woody 
NC Falls Prevention Coalition 

North Carolina Falls Prevention Summit

Making Connections and Building Momentum

North Carolina's second summit to address older adults falls prevention will provide an opportunity for professionals to come together and learn how they can strengthen their efforts to help seniors stay strong, stay active, and stay standing.

The emphasis of this conference is to put proven falls prevention programs into action in communities across NC and will be of interest to anyone working with older adults to prevent falls. Register today!

Draft Agenda




8:30 a.m.

Registration and coffee


9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Morning plenary sessions including data and updates on falls prevention in North Carolina

  • Sharon Rhyne: The North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH)
  • Scott Proescholdbell: NC DPH
  • Ellen Schneider: UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Carolina Geriatric Education Center, National Falls Prevention Resource Center, UNC Chapel Hill

10:45 a.m. -- 12:00 noon

Evidence-informed falls prevention program demonstrations: Otago, Matter of Balance, Tai Chi, and more

  • Tiffany Shubert: Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention UNC Chapel Hill
  • Nicolle Miller: NC Division of Aging and Adult Services
  • Diane Saccone: YMCA of Western NC
  • Jennifer Lanier-Coward: Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation
  • Others TBD

12:00—1:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)


1:00—2:45 p.m.

Overview of evidence-based and evidence-informed programs and interactive learning sessions

  • Nicolle Miller: NC Division of Aging and Adult Services
  • Multiple presenters TBA for interactive learning sessions


Closing plenary

Pamela Duncan: Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest School of Medicine