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June 2009


CalAgrAbility staff attended training to enhance  skills in working with the older farming population.The Sacramento Ergonomics Roundtable sponsored a half-day workshop on the "Aging Worker."  In addition, CalAgrAbility has been working with the California STOP FALLS network  to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help farming communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling and deccreasing mobility. The Project has encountered several consumers who are a high risk of injury from falls. Staff attended the annual conference in May 

CalAgrability bilingual staff have been working in rural areas conducting outreach work during events related  to La Raza and Cinco de Mayo, where large numbers of farm workers gather.  As the 1 million-strong farm workforce migrates from Mexico, the California Office of Migrant Housing has asked CalAgrAbility to collaborate on information dissemination to migrant centers throughout the state regarding Swine Flu issues.

Submitted by: Martha Stiles