Falls Prevention and Balance Training Workshop
September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Back by popular demand!
No fee. Registration deadline: September 13.
Each year, millions of older adults—those 65 years and older—fall. Statistics from the government show that more than one out of four older adults fall each year, but the challenge is that less than half report this to their health care provider. While many falls do not cause injuries, one out of five falls does cause a serious injury such as a broken bone or a head injury. The result of these injuries can make it difficult for one to go about their normal activities. Many people who fall can become afraid of falling. This fear may cause a person to cut down their normal activities, and when a person is less active, they can become weaker and actually increase their chance of falling.
So, what is one to do to manage this
challenge of falling?
Join in this interactive Falls Prevention and Balance Training Workshop as Ken Roland, Fitness and Aquatics Manager, Medford Leas, reviews the importance of balance training for older adults, in terms of falls prevention. This class is geared to help you
build your strength which will then help you to improve your balance. You will participate in various exercises that challenge static and dynamic balance, as well as learn how to organize your home to prevent falls.
Balance Training has moved from a trend,
to a staple in fitness programs. A core tool in reducing the risk of falls, balance training combined with strength and flexibility activities can help all adults to maintain stability during daily activities.
Ken Roland, Fitness & Aquatics Manager, Medford Leas has over 27 years of experience in the field of physical therapy, rehabilitation and fitness training for older adults. Ken is certified as a personal trainer, balance trainer and boxing fitness trainer. His areas of expertise include working with special populations, older adults, balance and core strengthening and aquatics.