Mizell Senior Center of Palm Springs is now offering a Senior Fall Prevention Program. This program is designed to teach Older Adults several steps they can take to protect their independence and reduce their chances of falling. The classes will include education on fall risks, medication management, vision checking and improvement, home hazard assessment and modification coupled with a variety of exercise programs. The program lasts for six weeks. Watch our calendar for the next scheduled class. In the meantime, you can take our ongoing Balance Classes to help you prevent a devastating fall. See the information below.
This Fall Prevention Course is the only one in the Coachella Valley modelled after The Centers for Disease Control recommendations for preventing falls among older adults. At the end of the course, participants will also receive a free home safety visit from a qualified professional who will perform a safety inventory and make recommendations for changes. This course is funded in part by a generous grant from The Community Foundation of Riverside and San Bernardino.
Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls can lead to moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures and head traumas and can even increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a problem that is largely preventable. This program is designed to supplement the extensive exercise program at Mizell Senior Center, currently boasting 21 classes each week from Zumba Gold to Tai Chi and Fit After Fifty.
Ongoing Balance Classes to Help Prevent Falls
Wednesdays: 8:00AM to 9:00AM
Get Balanced Exercise Class – Do you find it difficult to stand for a long period of time? Is your balance less than it used to be? Is changing a light bulb too difficult to perform? Do you tire easily by performing a simple task? Join us for a one hour intense balance and coordination class. This class taught by Dr. Marc Eisman D.C. uses specialized equipment and methods based on evidence based studies globally recognized. Guest appearances by local Physical Therapists, Certified Personal Trainers and local Doctors that specialize in treating an aging population will be included. Wednesdays: 8:00am – 9:00am – $3 Members per class/ $5 non -Members per class