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Protecting Yourself From Falls. Free Event.

About This Event

  • Event Type:Lectures & Special Events
Details:

The biggest threat to the independence of an older adult is a simple slip and fall. Each year, one out of four Americans over age 65 will suffer a fall, and nearly 30,000 die from their injuries. Many others are left with a permanent disability that threatens their independence. Luckily, many falls can be prevented.

Don’t let a bad fall change your life forever. Join us for a morning of fall prevention classes and health screenings presented by our occupational, speech and physical therapists during the county-wide Falls Prevention Week.

CLASSES

  • FallProofTM Class (FULL)
    Learn balance, strength and flexibility exercises to lower your risk for falls and maintain your independence.
  • Falls Associated With Hearing Loss Class
    10:00 – 10:45 a.m. • 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Hear how age-related hearing loss can increase your risk of falls and ways to prevent them. Presented by Aimee Langlois, PhD, retired audiologist
  • Tai Chi Class
    10:00 – 10:45 a.m. (FULL) • Noon – 12:45 p.m.
    Enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi forms, including preventing falls and improving quality of life.

WALK-IN SCREENINGS

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Posture for safety screenings
  • Memory screenings
  • Home safety screenings

REPRESENTATIVES AVAILABLE FROM

  • VIA Mobility Services
  • Cultivate
  • Boulder Fire-Rescue

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR CLASSES ONLY:

bchlectures.org/falls303-415-4212

Registration
  • Price: Free
  • Registration Instructions: Other

Important Information

Boulder Community Health is following current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that call for patients and visitors to continue wearing masks at Foothills Hospital and all BCH patient-care facilities.

People age 12 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more on our general vaccine information page.