What do we know about falls?
1 out of 3 individuals over the age of 65 fall each year
1 out 2 individuals over the age of 80 fall each year
6 out of 10 will fall again
75% of falls occur around the home often during routine activities
Falls don’t “just happen”. Often, more than one underlying cause or risk factor is involved in a fall. It’s a combination of things coming together.
Falls are not a natural part of aging! But they are:
- largely Preventable
A Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.
YOU WILL LEARN TO:
view falls as controllable
set goals for increasing activity
make changes to reduce fall risks at home
exercise to increase strength and balance
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
anyone concerned about falls
anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
anyone who has fallen in the past
anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns
The free classes are held once a week. There are eight two hour sessions.
Upcoming Classes & Who to Contact to Register
Questions? Contact Betty Flagg at (352) 378-6649, ext 119, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.