Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.
They threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal cost.
Consider the following facts about falls:
- Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.
- One in four Americans, aged 65+ falls each year.
- Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.
However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. That’s why Ethos offers a number of evidence-based falls prevention programs, at no cost, that can help you reduce the risk of falling.
See below for a lost of Falls Prevention offerings
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
Tai Ji Quan is an evidence-based physical activity program for older adults. This workshop promotes better balance and stronger muscles using elements of Yang style Tai Chi. Functional strength training, balance exercises and focused breathing are an essential part of this new program. Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance classes are offered at no charge. Workshops meet twice a week for 12 – 24 weeks; 1 hour each session. Learn More
Tai Chi for Seniors
This evidence-based workshop focuses on preventing falls and improving balance through the regular practice of Tai Chi. Participants learn 8 single forms, derived from the traditional, well known, 24-form Yang Style Tai Chi. The forms are tailored to older adults who wish to improve balance and mobility, and consequently, reduce the risk of falling. Workshops meet twice a week for 12 weeks; 1 hour each week. Learn More
Tai Chi Club
This 12-week program is for those who have taken the Tai Chi for Seniors workshop and would like to practice on a weekly basis with an instructor or experienced student.
The club is offered at no cost to the participant and meets for 1 or 2 days per week for 12 weeks; 1 hour each session. Learn More
A Matter of Balance
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
The program is 8 sessions (two hours each week). Learn More