Fitness & Fall Prevention

The Healthy Aging Association provides the largest number of older adult fitness classes and Fall Prevention resources in our county. They offer “Young At Heart” balance and strength training, aerobics, & tai chi classes and the Club Fit Walking group.

You may also want to check for offers from your local city Recreation Department.

Lastly, many churches/places of worship offer some senior activities/exercise groups as well.

Fall Prevention

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Senior Coalition of Stanislaus County

Mission:

“To enhance the physical, mental, and social well-being, while reducing fall risk for seniors and persons with disabilities in Stanislaus County, in a collaborative community effort through education, coordinated services and best practices for independence.”

The Senior Coalition is comprised of 17 organizations. The Senior Fall Prevention Coalition was formed in 2007 to focus on issues around fall prevention for seniors and persons with disabilities 60+ in Stanislaus County. In 2012, we expanded the Coalition priorities to include issues around Long Term Services and Supports Systems, and changed the Coalition name to The Senior Coalition of Stanislaus County (SCSC). We are committed to making Stanislaus County a livable community for all of us as we age.

Members of the Senior Coalition created a “Caregiver Information, Services and Resources” booklet to help educate seniors and their caregivers about local resources.
They also offer a “Fall Prevention Resource Guide” (See popular downloads)

To obtain a free hard copy of either guide call the Senior and Caregiver Information & Assistance line, (209)558-8698

For more information about the Coalition or Long-Term Services & Support in Stanislaus County, contact the Healthy Aging Association (209) 523-2800

Additional Resources:

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

Fall Prevention Checklist

Falls: Medline Plus