Falls are the leading cause of injury death in adults ages 65 and older, and one in three Americans ages 65 and older experiences a major fall each year. The number of fall injuries and deaths are expected to increase as the Baby Boomer Cohort ages; the number of seniors 65 and older will increase from 40 million to more than 88 million in 2050. In 2014, there were 179 deaths and 5833 hospitalizations for falls.
Educational Programs Offered:
Matter of Balance: An evidenced-based program based upon research conducted by the Roybal Center for Enhancement of Later-Life Function at Boston University. It is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.
This class is conducted during eight, two-hour classes, with 8-12 participants learning:
- How to view falls and fear of falling as controllable;
- How to set realistic goals for increasing activity;
- How to change their environment to reduce fall risk factors; and
- How to promote exercise to increase strength and balance.
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