Balance classes (Tai Chi for Moving for Better Balance, Get Some Balance in Your Life, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, Walk with Ease) were identified by the Injury & Substance Abuse Prevention Action Team as actions, that when combined with other actions in our community, that has a
reasonable chance of making a difference in falls in our community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Home and Recreational Safety Guide lists many balance programs as a best practice to reduce the unintentional falls mortailty rate. These are ongoing programs in our
Balance classes are a comprehensive community approach to falls that address this health issue on a single influence level (individual/interpersonal). This intervention targets older adults with identified fall risks. Implementation of this intervention will take place in a community-based, small workshop setting such as the Senior Center with the Department on Aging.
Participants from Get Some Balance in Your Life pose after playing musical chairs.