Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors, costing Albertans $288 million per year. Research shows that every year 1 out of 3 seniors will fall. So, how can we encourage seniors to talk about their health, and their risk of falling? By getting seniors to ask themselves the right questions.
1 in 3 Albertans over 65 will fall at least once a year. We all know that as we age our balance and strength weakens, but there are simple ways we can slow down the aging process. We all have a role to help keep seniors moving and keep them doing all their favourite activities.
“You don’t need to make a big commitment, you need to make a consistent commitment,” said Debra Bosker, group exercise coordinator, Don Wheaton Family YMCA “that consistency over time is how you’re going to achieve the benefits.”
The Finding Balance Provincial Launch will take place at 9am on November 1 at the Don Wheaton Family YMCA! The event will feature guest speakers, snacks and refreshments, seniors’ group classes, information booths and door prizes. Excited to see you all there!