SAIL (STAY ACTIVE AND INDEPENDENT FOR LIFE)
SAIL is a research-based intervention to reduce fall risk factors in older adults. A physical therapist oversees the program and meets with participants for baseline and periodic fitness assessments of strength and mobility measures.
The class includes aerobics, balance exercises, strength training with hand weights and ankle weights, stretching exercises, and a daily educational topic. A physical therapist meets with participants to discuss readiness to exercise, “My Falls Free Plan” as well as assistance with short and long term goal setting.
This class is intended for individuals looking to improve their balance, strength, mobility and maintain or increase their level of independence. Individuals can sit or stand for this class as appropriate. Class is research based and comprised of exercise components chosen to reduce fall risk for individuals with mild or more balance impairment or who may or may not have fallen in the past.
Class sessions take place 3x/week and meet for one hour sessions.
No different versions are offered in SE MN at this time.
Cost varies depending on location.
“I started attending the SAIL class about 2 years ago. I believe that regular exercise helps me physically and mentally as I get older. And I enjoy it more in a group setting. The benefits are that I have energy to play with my grandchildren and also keep up my huge yard.”
“I attend SAIL with my daughter and we keep each other going.”
“The class has enough repetition that I started to feel comfortable after a few classes.”