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By JUDITH OTT
Correspondent 

Garver Memorial YMCA Offers Healthy Steps for Older Adults

 

December 5, 2019

Judith Ott

Amy Williamson and Scott Moyer were the evidence-based program coordinators providing the information at a fall prevention program for seniors in October at Garver Memorial YMCA.

Blair Senior Services had 21 participants for a fall prevention program in October at Garver Memorial YMCA, Roaring Spring.

Amy Williamson and Scott Moyer were the evidence-based program coordinators providing the information.

This program was free of charge to participants over 60. The goals were to change personal habits – environmentally – and much more that contribute to falls. A personal risk assessment was done with each individual which indicated their fall risk. After this program, it was estimated a 15-percent reduction in falls will take place.

Falls are the most common cause...



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