AASTEC Hosts Remembering When
The workshop was based on the National Fire Protection Association’s “Remembering When” curriculum, which aims to build participant capacity to develop and implement comprehensive community-based fire and fall prevention programs for older adults.
Remembering When is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention – developed by experts from national and local safety organizations. It is designed to be implemented by multi-sector community-based coalitions encompassing the local fire department, EMS, health care professionals, wellness/fitness centers, senior centers and other related programs. The program is flexible enough to allow participants to determine how to best to adapt it for implementation within their local community in a manner that acknowledges and respects important cultural considerations. The 2-day workshop also provided excellent networking opportunities for participants to connect with each other and share success stories and lessons learned when implementing safety programs for tribal elders in their respective communities.