A to Z Risk Factors and Interventions (2 activity ideas)
A to Z Risk Factors
Developed by Saskatoon Health Region. Falls occurs because of complex interacting risk factors that cause inability to recover balance. Create an A to Z wall display. Each day will be a new letter of the alphabet for you to explore with your team, identify risk factors for falls and place them on the display for all to see. You can add to it and discuss them at your wall. This can also be done as a group activity with older adults in various settings such as LTC.
Cost: Printing costs may be associated with printing the wall display
Timeline: Can be done daily for 26 days, or all at once can take up to one hour to complete.
A to Z Interventions
Developed by Saskatoon Health Region. This activity builds on 2 a). A to Z Risk Factors- now it's time to think about the INTERVENTIONS to address these risks! Use the A to Z wall display and each day add a new letter of the alphabet for you to explore with your team, identify interventions and place them on display. You can add to it and discuss them at your wall. This can also be done as a group activity with older adults in various settings such as LTC.
Suggested Action Steps to Host Activities
These are the steps to consider in planning, implementing and evaluating your social activities and games:
Action Step 1: Planning
- Read and understand more about the activity you have selected among the options above.
- Determine who you are targeting for your activity (level of cognition, diversity of the participants, inclusivity, etc.).
- Where will be the setting of the activity? Who do you think will attend? What are the resources required? Can you partner with other organizations for greater impact?
Action Step 2: Promotional outreach and education
- Start to plan your activity by designing promotional flyers/materials to recruit participants. Distribute your materials through proper channels (eg. community newspapers, homes, community centres and other community settings where adults and older adults gather).
- Consider how you will manage the participants recruited. Do you have space/material limitations? Will you need to limit the number of participants for this activities and perhaps have people sign up in advance? Is there enough interest to host multiple events?
- Implement your activity as planned.
Action Step 3: Evaluation
- You can evaluate your activities by counting the number of handouts you gave, or how many people attended, or how many contact you gained from the event.
- You can also distribute a questionnaire to measure the level of satisfaction with the activity. See participant evaluation template HERE to customize.