Erie County Senior Services is currently looking for participants that want to fall; Faceplant into walls, and 'Oops I missed a step' type of falls. Who's in? Kidding!
Actually, we want to help you PREVENT falls! During these trying times we will post tips and videos that will bring awareness on how to prevent falls.
The topics that we will be discussing are:
- How to Identify Home Hazards
- Medications (How They Relate to Falls)
- Proper Footwear
- Eye Exams (importance of Yearly Check Ups)
- Personal Emergency Response Systems
- Exercise and Strength Building Exercises
- Nutrition (how it can effect falls)
Secrets to Prevent Falls
Most falls occur in the home. Richard goes over what kinds of things can contribute and prevent them.
To strengthen those muscles - all you need is a chair!
Resistance Band Exercises to Improve Balance
Here's some seated exercises using a resistance band to strengthen arms and legs. Richard explains how this improves balance which will make you more confident on your feet!
Have a Ball While Preventing Falls
Get a ball from your garage or borrow one from a loved one - you'll need it for these exercises for falls prevention!
Stair Safety with Julie
Julie goes over best practices for navigating stairs safely to prevent falls!
Falls Prevention with Mr. Fitness!
Richard talks about the importance of exercise - and what can happen if you don't!