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An ongoing series of informational entries

Did You Know????

September 13, 2017

1 out of 4 Americans aged 65+ falls each year.

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.

Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.

In 2013, the total cost of fall injuries was $34 billion (78% paid by Medicare).

The total cost may reach $67.7 billion by 2020.

Even falls without injury can cause fear of falling, leading to physical decline depression and social isolation.

Welcome to our Coachella Valley Falls Prevention Website

September 12, 2017

We are so excited to finally share with you our new Coachella Valley Falls Prevention website, highlighting A Matter of Balance.    Busy season is right around the corner and all our Host Sites are getting their course dates set.   Stay tuned for more courses starting up!!  ----  Suzanne Spencer

Let's Conquer the Fear!

September 18, 2017

Fear of falling puts you at risk for falling.  Falls often cause fear of falling, and fear of falling often causes fear of walking, which often causes abnormal or inadequate walking.  The challenge is to not only rebuild physical capacity, but also build participant confidence.  A Matter of Balance is the answer to this conundrum!