Falls Prevention Program
Do you have concerns about falling that cause you to restrict your daily activities?
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans and yet many incidents are preventable. In partnership with fellow senior service providers we've form the Monterey Bay Falls Prevention Coalition to support seniors in preventing falls, reducing risk, and increasing strength and balance through resource sharing, consultation, and group training. View our resources below and connect with us.
LEARN THE SIX STEPS TO PREVENT FALLING
You might think you're never going to fall, but the truth is 1 in 3 older adults fall every year in the U.S. The good news is that most falls are preventable. Start by checking out the video to help you learn 6 easy steps to prevent falling then join us for a group session or connect with our falls talk program.
GET PERSONALIZED SUPPORT THROUGH FALLS TALKS
FallsTalk is an individual program for anyone who has experienced a fall or regular loss of balance; regardless of walking ability, medical condition, mobility or fitness level. The program begins with a personal FallsTalk Interview to discuss your unique situation. After the initial interview and follow-up with a trained facilitator, we will provide daily personal reflection and weekly or monthly check-in calls as needed. Assess your risk with our survey and a staff member will follow up with next steps.
JOIN US FOR AN IN-PERSON CLASS
May 16th - June 13th, 2022 -- The award winning "A Matter of Balance" evidenced-based workshop is now back in-person! In this 8 session workshop we will share everyday exercises for fall prevention, provide tips on home safety, and explore how the fear of falling can be overcome. Attendance is limited, please express interest and we will follow up with all the details and the enrollment process.
VOLUNTEER AS A MATTER OF BALANCE COACH
Are you interested in helping older adults build their confidence and mobility? Do you enjoy leading groups? We are looking for volunteers who have the desire, time, and leadership skills to facilitate our classes. We provide coaches training and certification to ensure you have the tools needed. View the job description to learn more and email us to express interest.
FALLS PREVENTION RESOURCES
Check out the resources available to support you in your efforts to remain safe and active.
Helping Hands Senior Home Repair - This Volunteer Center program provides free safety related home modifications to keep you safe in your home. Do you need grab bars, handrails, or new steps? Learn More
National Council on Aging- Provides a variety of information and resources seniors. Visit their website