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Stay Independent: Falls Prevention Tips

Did you know that many falls can be prevented by increasing strength and balance? VibeSolano and our partners are offering different programs locally:  

  • Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance: is an evidence-based fall prevention program for older adults and people with movement disorders.
  • Matter of Balance: is an evidence-based 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels.

The following videos are examples of strength-based exercises that you can do at home:

Sit Stand and Move (https://youtu.be/J2IPtuZgFsU

7 Strength, Balance, and Flexibility Exercises for Older Adults (https://youtu.be/P_GPWLlQVMw)

Checklists:

A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults (https://www.cdc.gov/steadi/pdf/STEADI-Brochure-CheckForSafety-508.pdf

6 Steps to Prevent a Fall (https://youtu.be/tx3Oc0SIZnI)