Falls Prevention Task Force Kick Off SVHAP

by Jennifer Schachner

The San José State Department of Kinesiology and El Camino Hospital are pleased to announce the launch of the Santa Clara County Falls Prevention Work Group (SCCFP). This group with will under the umbrella of the Silicon Valley Healthy Aging Partnership (SVHAP) . In tandem with the work that SVHAP is already doing to offer effective, low cost health promotion programs across Santa Clara County to older adults, the Santa Clara County Falls Prevention Work Group will bring together health care, public health, aging services providers, academia, funders, and many others to work together to reduce the risks of falls among older adults through advocacy, resource development and community and provider education.

For this Falls Prevention work group to be successful it needs broad participation from community partners interested in working together to help reduce the risk of falls in Santa Clara County.

We invite you to come to a stakeholder informational session to learn more about the SCCFP.

May 3rd 2013

9 a.m. to 11 a.m

El Camino Hospital

KIN Convocation: Class of 2013 Graduation Information

Hello KIN Class of 2013!

This includes students who graduated this past Fall.
The KIN Convocation committee has been hard at work putting together the department’s convocation ceremony to honor your achievement of a baccalaureate or masters degree.
We have some initial information for you now and also ask that you complete a brief survey to help us with planning and organizing the event.
 4 items.
 1st, the Kin convocation event will be on campus (south tower lawn) from 4-6pm on Friday May 24th.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Dress: professional (no jeans/shorts…)
2nd, tickets will be available for purchase by check ($13 each) in the KIN main office (spx 56) beginning Wednesday March 6th.
3rd, here’s where to check for information on regalia (cap-gown):   http://www.sjsu.edu/commencement/graduates/regalia/
4th, if you are planning to also attend the university commencement (Saturday May 25th), information is here:  http://www.sjsu.edu/commencement/
Please do complete the survey so we can gather highlights about you, the class of 2013, and get some critical information we need for planning.
 Note: One of the items in the survey asks if you are interested in purchasing a KIN sash.