Falls prevention with Los Angeles Oasis
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.
Alice is featured in a YouTube video with Dr. Laurie Punch, a BJC trauma surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Find out what they have to say about how you can stay on your feet!
Date: Friday, September 6
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Felicia Mahood Senior Center
Reducing Falling Risks with Los Angeles Oasis
Fitness classes of all kinds will help you decrease your chances of falling. Find a class you enjoy that will strengthen your core and ability to concentrate. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to maintain the confidence you need to stay on your feet as you go about the daily activities you enjoy. Oasis is a good place to find what works best for you!
A Matter of Balance
Are you concerned about falling? Ironically, fear of falling is one of the risk factors for…. falling. A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention is an evidence-based program that has been shown to reduce the risk of falling by 50%. Although exercises are included, it is not a fitness program; rather, it is a structured, interactive group activity that addresses all the risk factors for falling. u!
Special Falls Prevention Presentations
Learn from the Experts! Take some time out to hear from a falls prevention expert from Cedars-Sinai on how older adults can avoid common causes of falling in and around the home. Stay on your feet with these helpful tips!