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Know your risk of falling

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CDC STEADI

This assessment is based on the CDC STEADI screening.
*Please visit your primary care physician for more in-depth screening.*

Upstate Oasis Falls Prevention

“Tai Chi helps people develop body awareness, joint mobility and balance,” says Genoa Wilson, who teaches Tai Chi for Arthritis at Upstate Oasis. “It’s almost like learning a whole new language, with emphasis on mental focus and breathing. For good balance, you need to focus on building strength and flexibility in the ankles, feet and lower legs, and Tai Chi does this. One woman in my class told me, ‘It feels like my inner gyroscope is activated. I’ve regained my center.’”


Better Balance Through Mind and Body

Fitness classes

Fitness ClassesIt's important to remember that physical activity of all kinds will help you prevent your chances of falling because you are strengthening your core and the rest of your body. Find a fitness class that you enjoy and make it part of your routine. Keep moving with confidence.

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Improving Your Balance Skills with Exercise

Balance Your Body Exercise Your BrainThe exercises will take place in both the chair position and standing position. Concentration will be on range of motion, stretching, and developing a stronger core.

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Watch your step!

When Alice McHugh fell, breaking a bone in her foot, she was just going about her daily routine. She’s on the mend now, but more committed than ever to get back to teaching Oasis falls prevention classes. Watch her story!

Defy Gravity