Garver Memorial YMCA Offers Healthy Steps for Older Adults
December 5, 2019
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...