Falls can be prevented
Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans aged 65+ falls every year?
Falls are the leading cause of injuries and emergency room visits for older Americans.
Falls are costly - in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. The National Council on Aging outlines six important steps to prevent a fall in this video:
Go4Life offers tips and exercises to prevent falls.
An OASIS Better Balance class helped Lin Dempsey enjoy an African safari safely.
"Friends who had been on similar trips told me that being able to get in and out of the very large safari trucks was important. I wasn't sure I could do it, so I decided to take the class to improve my strength, " Lin says. Read about how the class helped her prepare for a safe and falls-free trip.
OASIS offers a variety of fitness and wellness classes to help you stay on your feet, such as A Matter of Balance and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, with support from:
- Missouri Foundation for Health
- The U.S. Administration for Community Living