Adult Caregivers Employee Resource Group: Fall Prevention

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual – Zoom

Event Description

Join this session to learn more about caregiving and fall prevention.

An Employee Resource Group is a free employee-led group (open to all MSU employee types including faculty, academic, support staff, and post-docs) that fosters inclusivity and builds community for those with common lived experiences by providing group discussion and learning opportunities, programming, and platforms for sharing resources. The Adult Caregiver Employee Resource Group is a place for Spartans to connect on adult caregiving issues (including elder care and other adult care, like adult children, spouses, etc.). The goal of the group is to discuss related topics with the goal of connecting, sharing resources, building community, and sharing best practices regarding adult caregiving.  

The Adult Caregiver ERG meets on the 2nd Tuesday from 12-1 pm during the academic year in the form of educational Zoom webinars, interactive “Ask the Expert” panel format meetings, as well as in-person family-friendly programs and events. 

No membership is needed and there is no cost to attend.

Learning Objectives

  • What causes us to loss our balance
  • Proper nutrition and balance
  • Techniques for maintaining balance

About the Speaker: Nicole Wethington, Health and Nutrition Educator, MSU Extension

Nicole Wethington began her Michigan State University Extension experience as a young 4-Her. She went on to become a volunteer and staff member. Nicole has worked on the 4-H Military Partnership, as a Nutrition Instructor, and is now a MSU Extension Health and Nutrition Educator focusing on health programs. Her programs include Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, and WISE: Wellness Initiative for Senior Education.

In addition to the above programs, Nicole is trained in Trauma Informed Outreach, Trust Based Relational Intervention, and various mindfulness techniques. Nicole takes special interest in mindfulness, mind-body practices, the effect of stress on the body and brain, and trauma informed practices.