FALL PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Fall Prevention Programs, such as A Matter of Balance, Stepping On, and Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance, are designed to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.  These programs increase participants’ confidence in their ability to manage health behaviors that reduce the risk of falling.  Tai Ji Quan includes balance and gait training consisting of slow controlled movements.


 

 

Falling is not a normal part of aging. Education is the most important step to being ready to prevent a fall. Evidence-based falls prevention programs will help older adults learn how to address their fear of falling and what they can do to improve or sustain their strength. This video highlights four of these classes: Tai Chi, Stepping On, A Matter of Balance, and the Otago Exercise Program. For more information go to ncoa.org/FallsPrevention.

 

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Click below to explore evidence-based programs than have been proven to help older adults reduce their risk of falling.