What Does the Commission Do?
The Utah Commission on Aging is working to increase the understanding of the needs of Utah’s aging population and how to meet these needs. The UCOA studies and reports on the projected impact of the aging population on out social structure and on our government. Also, the UCOA identifies and recommends specific policies, procedures, and programs to respond to the needs of our aging population. Finally the UCOA facilitates coordination of the functions of both public and private entities concerned with our aging population.
Current Research Opportunity: Falls Prevention Study
We are looking for older adults to interview for the 1-year grant the Alliance and SLC Fire received from the U. We want to interview 30 seniors who called 911 for assistance after falling but were not transported to the Emergency Dept. Interviews will be done at the individual's home or by phone and will last 30-45 minutes. Participants will receive a $20 Smith's gift card.