Free - Falls Prevention Program
Community Care Northumberland has developed a Falls Prevention Program aimed at helping seniors decrease the negative effects and potential injuries associated with falls and near falls throughout Northumberland County.
This free program, led by a registered health care professional, includes both education and exercise. The education component is aimed at increasing the participant’s ability to make positive changes to their environment and choose safer ways to do activities.
Seniors hoping to attend this program are asked to complete a screening questionnaire to help ensure their safety. The program runs for one hour, twice a week for 12 weeks. During the first week a brief review of the participant’s abilities is completed so that improvements can be measured at the end of the 12 week session. For more information and to register see contact details below.
Upon completion of the program participants will be reassessed and provided with documentation regarding any changes in their personal outcomes. Throughout the program, personal goal setting is encouraged.
“Preventing falls by strengthening our bodies and educating ourselves is an identified need for seniors in Northumberland.” said Trish Baird, Executive Director of Community Care Northumberland. “Funding to deliver this program has been provided by the Central East Local Health Integration Network and will help seniors stay independent in their own homes longer."
Recent Press Release about the importance on this program linked here.
For more general information about this program, please contact your local Community Care Northumberland office.