The OTA students in their final academic semester completed a poster presentation for the Aging course. The students were asked, as part of a class activity, to interview a well-elder living in the community and perform a quality of life questionnaire and a home safety checklist. These assessments would help determine if the elders were at risk of any preventable health risks.  By identifying lifestyle balance issues and any obstacles that interfere with wellness or aging in place, these OTA students helped elders in the community live healthier and safer lives.

Students completed a poster board presentation held in the Fort Lauderdale campus auditorium. All Allied Health programs were invited to attend the presentation and attendees were encouraged to vote for the strongest presentation. The top performers will be attending the SOUTH FLORIDA OT FORUM Research and Community Project presentation to be held at NOVA Southeastern University.

OTA aging posters March 2015 (3) OTA aging posters March 2015 (1)