Central District
Counties:  Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Union  
District Chair:  Rachel Kessler, OTD, OTR/L
Contact:  kessler@oota.org 



Aging in Place for OTs and CAPS
Presented by
Tina Young MSOT, OTR/L, DRS and Christie Stouffer, CAPS
Hosted by OOTA Central District

 This event is currently full. However, there may be walk-in availability if there are no-shows. You can also contact Rachel (rachosu@gmail.com) to be added to the waitlist.

When: January 24, 2018
Where: Ohio Health, Dublin Methodist Hospital  
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

What: Fall Prevention Programs have 4 key elements and Home assessments/home modifications are considered in the top 4 by the CDC! What do OTs do best- fit the environment to the person to be independent! The baby boom generation has many choices as this large population of potential clients for remodelers, builders, contractors and occupational therapists considers where to live – but overwhelmingly, seniors would prefer to stay in their own homes. Make your clients’ homes more “visitable.” Even if the home owners don’t think they need additional task lighting, grab bars, and other home modifications for their own use, their family members and visitors might. CAPS and (OTs together)help you help your clients make the right choices. Aging-in-place means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level. It addresses the need to remodel existing homes and design new homes, so that people can age in place and not have to move to assisted-living facilities as they age. Since the vast majority of homes we live in are not well designed for this, a movement in residential construction has sprung up to meet this new consumer demand. Boomers, who are 77 million strong and make up 28% of the U.S. population, are quickly catching onto this trend. The economics of aging-in-place modifications are a no-brainer. In addition to the economics, consider the psychological impact of being uprooted from your community, familiar rituals, independence and privacy. Many folks struggle with bouts of arthritis at an early age. If you fell and broke a leg, how easy would it be to get up and downstairs in your house? Perhaps you have aging parent or relative who is facing these challenges who may need to move in with you. National Association of Home Builder nahb.org (reference for information directly quoted from website)

Cost: Members - Free, Non-members - $20.00, Students - Free
CEUs: 1.5 contact hour

Directions:  Link to location information - https://www.ohiohealth.com/locations/hospitals/dublin-methodist-hospital/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAvrfSBRC2ARIsAFumcm_j1H4BPMkPfOmF78a2spjhwgD_bVcDs1yv-QbqcjS2q4mmNWXOZnAaAp5CEALw_wcBThe conference room is located to the right after you walk through the front entrance.


Materials:  If handouts will be given, they will be emailed several days ahead of time or hard copies will be provided the day of the event. 

Questions? Contact Rachel Kessler, Central District Chair, at rachosu@gmail.com


Please contact Rachel Kessler, Central District Chair, at kessler@oota.org if you have any questions.


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CHAIR: Rachel Kessler 
VICE-CHAIR: Pam Turnwald
SECRETARY: Kristi Raile
OTA CHAIR: Kendra Desoto
CEU COMMITTEE: Susan Salsbury and Elayna Richard
SERVICE/SOCIAL: Morgan Stanton and Amanda Yoxtheimer
PEDIATRIC: Cheryl Boop
MENTAL HEALTH: Open – contact Rachel 
if interested!
REHAB: Rachel Wendel and Sameera Basith