Starting Jan. 1, the minimum wage in unincorporated Boulder County is $15.69/hour.

A partir del 1 de enero, el salario mínimo local en la zona no incorporada del condado de Boulder será de $15.69/hora.

Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention Resources

Falls Prevention Month 2023 Schedule

Falls prevention is a team effort and everyone has a role to play to reduce falls risk. Join us to learn how strengthening community connections can keep you and those you care for safe with our activities during Falls Prevention Month 2023.

One in four Americans aged 65 and over fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of injuries, which can be fatal, for older adults. A fall can have serious impacts on long-term health, day-to-day function, and independence. The good news is that many falls can be prevented. One of the ways you can prevent a fall is by knowing who you can call on for help or creating a falls prevention team to help you spot and address your fall risks.

This year’s Falls Prevention Week will be held throughout September. Our goal remains the same – helping you learn the many ways to prevent falls.

While you wait for Falls Prevention Month 2023, check out the Physical Activity Resource Guide for inspiration on your journey!

If you are already exercising on a regular basis, keep it up! If you haven’t been active in the last few years, don’t worry. But remember to check in with your doctor before starting to find out which types of exercise are best for you.

Mugs for Rugs: Falls Prevention

Loose throw rugs are a common tripping hazard in homes and can easily be removed to reduce your risk or tripping and falling. Reduce your risk of falling by bringing a throw rug to a participating location this fall and receive a free mug. Details here.

Introduction to Chair Yoga and Balance for Falls Prevention

Presented by City of Boulder Older Adult Services

When: Friday, Sept 1, 9-9:45 a.m.

Where: West Age Well Center (909 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder)

What: This class brings together postures and techniques of yoga with the support of a chair. Participants will work together on seated postures, balancing, and more. All levels of experience welcome. Instructor: Peter Michaelsen

Registration: Call 303-441-3148 or register online.

Introduction to Chair Yoga and Balance for Falls Prevention

Presented by City of Boulder Older Adult Services

When: Friday, Sept 1, 10-10:45 a.m.

Where: West Age Well Center (909 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder)

What: This class brings together postures and techniques of yoga with the support of a chair. Participants will work together on seated postures, balancing, and more. All levels of experience welcome. Instructor: Peter Michaelsen

Registration: Call 303-441-3148 or register online.

Introduction to Tai Chi for Fall Prevention

Presented by City of Boulder Older Adult Services

When: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: East Age Well Center (5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder)

What: Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise utilizing slow, relaxed movement, a quiet mind, and deep, natural breathing that stimulates the flow of qi or chi (intrinsic energy). When qi flows harmoniously, the mind, body, and spirit are in balance, enhancing one’s physical and mental well-being, relieving stress and improving health. This ancient form of exercise has been shown to be very effective in improving balance in older adults and can be adapted to a variety of fitness levels. Join Older Adult Services Instructor, Steve Arney, for an introduction to tai chi, emphasizing balance, and including time for questions and answers. No charge, registration required.

Registration: Register by calling 303-441-3148 or register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Pelvic Power for Falls Prevention

Presented by City of Boulder Older Adult Services

When: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1:30-3 p.m.

Where: East Age Well Center (5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder)

What: The pelvic floor is an essential part of everyday physical balance and movement through daily life. This 90 minute workshop will review an assortment of yogic techniques designed to bring heightened awareness to the pelvic floor and its powerful purpose in a yoga practice, and will also review how to strengthen this area to find more balance and steadiness in daily life. Instructor: Teresa Lieberman is a certified yoga instructor with 20 years experience teaching yoga and training yoga teachers.

Registration: Register by calling 303-441-3148 or register online.

Getting Up and Down From the Floor Safely

Presented by Louisville Senior Services

When: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Where: Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (900 Via Appia, Louisville)

What: In this class we will learn strategies and exercises that will improve our ability to safely get up from and down to the floor.

Registration: Call Katie at 303-335-4919 or register online.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Meditation

Presented by Boulder Community Hospital and City of Boulder Older Adult Services

When: Thursday, Sept. 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: East Age Well Center (5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder)

What: Meditation increases focus and mindfulness through different techniques that help participants experience a calm and peaceful state, which can help to decrease fall risk. The class begins with breath work, then onto a 20 – 30 minute progressive muscle relaxation using guided meditation, breath and imagery. There will also be time for Q&A at the end of class. Sponsored by Boulder Community Health, in partnership with Boulder Age Well Center. Joan DePuy, RN, BSN is the Trauma Outreach/Injury Prevention Coordinator for BCH and a Certified Reiki Master.

Registration: Register by calling 303-441-3148 or register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Thursday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Stepping On Fall Prevention Course

Presented by UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

When: This seven-week series meets on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 7 from 2-4 p.m.

Where: UCHealth Longs Peak Medical Center (1750 E Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont)

What: In this seven-week course, you’ll learn how you can avoid a dangerous and costly fall and keep doing the things you love to do. Stepping On has been researched and proven to reduce falls by 30%.

Registration: Register by calling 720-718-1210. More information here.

Balance & Agility Class for Older Adults

Presented by Louisville Senior Services

When: Thursdays, Sept. 7-28, 3-4 p.m. (This series spans four Thursdays in September, beginning Sept. 7.)

Where: Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (900 Via Appia Way, Louisville)

What: This is a balance and stability class that will cater to return to sport athletes and injury prevention for older adults.

Registration: Call Katie at 303-335-4919 or register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Saturday, Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Beginning Tai Chi for Balance

Presented by Louisville Senior Services

When: Monday, Sept. 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Where: Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (900 Via Appia Way, Louisville)

What: Join this class to introduce all the benefits of Tai Chi including improved circulation, good postural alignment and better balance.

Registration: Call Katie at 303-335-4919 or register online.

Move With Ease: A Series to Introduce Feldenkrais

Presented by City of Boulder Older Adult Services

When: Mondays, Sept. 11-Oct. 2, 10-11:30 a.m. (Four Week Series)

Where: West Age Well Center (909 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder)

What: The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education® helps participants learn to move with ease using slow, mindful movements to achieve powerful effects in terms of balance, flexibility, and coordination. Feldenkrais relates directly to functional movements of daily life. Instructor: Gil Kelly personally trained with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, and has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method for 40 years.

Registration: Register by calling 303-441-3148 or register online.

How to Optimize Your Diet for Fall Prevention

Presented by Louisville Senior Services

When: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-noon

Where: Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (900 Via Appia Way, Louisville)

What: While exercise is essential for maintaining balance and stability as you age, a healthy diet is also critical for supporting physical well-being. Join certified nutritionist and personal trainer Diana Walley for an engaging class on “How to optimize your diet for fall prevention.” You will learn how to create a nutritious, balanced diet to help you stay strong, active and independent! Diana will also demonstrate simple and effective exercises to improve your balance and strength. Diana W. holds a Master Nutrition Therapy certificate and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®.

Registration: Call Katie at 303-335-4919 or register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Getting Up and Down From the Floor Safely

Presented by Louisville Senior Services

When: Wednesday, Sept. 13, Noon-1 p.m.

Where: Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (900 Via Appia, Louisville)

What: In this class we will learn strategies and exercises that will improve our ability to safely get up from and down to the floor.

Registration: Call Katie at 303-335-4919 or register online.

Fall Prevention Needs Your Attention

Presented by City of Boulder Older Adult Services

When: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2-3:30 p.m.

Where: East Age Well Center (5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder)

What: There is a relationship between cognition and falls for older adults. Speech Language Therapist, Michelle Becker, will describe how cognition impacts fall risk, and will share strategies to increase cognitive fitness and decrease fall risk. Occupational Therapist, Karen Stanisich, will discuss practical matters in the home and adaptive equipment to help older adults to stay healthy and safe. Following this presentation, BCH therapists will be available to answer individual questions surrounding fall prevention and ways to minimize fall hazards in the home. This program is sponsored by Boulder Community Health, in partnership with City of Boulder Older Adult Services. Presenters: Michelle Becker, MS, CCC-SLP, BCH Outpatient Rehabilitation, and Karen Stanisich, Occupational Therapist

Registration: Register by phone at 303-441-3149 or register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Thursday, Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Standing Exercises That Support Balance

Presented by Louisville Senior Services

When: Monday, Sept. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Where: Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (900 Via Appia Way, Louisville)

What: Join this class to learn the three key types of standing exercises that support better balance.

Registration: Call Katie at 303-335-4919 or register online.

Bone Appetite: A Holistic Approach to Rebuilding Bone Health

Presented by City of Boulder Older Adult Services

When: Tueday, Sept. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.

Where: East Age Well Center (5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder)

What: Milk, yogurt, and calcium supplements are not enough for bone health. This program will review the multiple risk factors for bone loss, and the different types of osteoporosis. Learn which approaches and nutrients will help and which may hinder bone health, and different strategies and nutrients needed to put strength back in teeth and bones and improve overall health. Instructor: Erin Williams, MSN CN LMP, is the founder of EZBalance, a health and wellness company.

Registration: Register by calling 303-441-3149 or register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Beginning Tai Chi for Balance

Presented by Louisville Senior Services

When: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2-3 p.m.

Where: Louisville Recreation & Senior Services (900 Via Appia Way, Louisville)

What: Join this class to introduce all the benefits of Tai Chi including improved circulation, good postural alignment and better balance.

Registration: Call Katie at 303-335-4919 or register online.

ThinkFirst for Fall Prevention Class

Presented by Intermountain Health Good Samaritan Center and Lafayette Senior Services

When: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2-3 p.m.

Where: Lafayette Senior Center (103 S. Iowa Ave., Lafayette)

What: One in four older adults report falling each year, but most falls are preventable. Join us for a free “ThinkFirst for Falls Prevention” class to learn best-practice strategies to reduce your risk of falling.

Registration: Register by calling 303-665-9052 or register online.

Guide to Better Posture and Why it is Important to Good Balance

Presented by Louisville Senior Services

When: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3-4 p.m.

Where: Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (900 Via Appia Way, Louisville)

What: In this class we will learn what good posture, seated, standing and walking looks and feels like. We will utilize strategies on how to evaluate our posture so that we can have better alignment awareness.

Registration: Call Katie at 303-335-4919 or register online.

Fall Prevention and Feet-Brain Connection

Presented by City of Boulder Older Adult Services

When: Thursday, Sept. 21, 10-11:30 a.m.

Where: East Age Well Center (5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder)

What: Join Laura Olinger to learn why the feet-brain connection is important for balance. This course will review simple tasks and moves to improve feet-brain neural pathways, tips for reducing stress and worry about falling to improve brain function, and why wearing shoes and going barefoot are important for the brain. Instructor: Laura Olinger is a Boulder business owner focusing on wellness for all ages.

Registration: Register by calling 303-441-3148 or register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Thursday, Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Getting Up and Down From the Floor Safely

Presented by Louisville Senior Services

When: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2-3 p.m.

Where: Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (900 Via Appia, Louisville)

What: In this class we will learn strategies and exercises that will improve our ability to safely get up from and down to the floor.

Registration: Call Katie at 303-335-4919 or register online.

Core and Agility for Fall Prevention

Presented by City of Boulder Older Adult Services

When: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2-3 p.m.

Where: East Age Well Center (5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder)

What: Maintaining core strength during the aging process improves stability and balance, and leads to less back pain. Agility skills and exercising in different directions and movement patterns are equally important as falls become more of a risk for older adults. In this one-hour, comprehensive class, review how to train the core with purpose, and learn agility skills to improve reaction time, have more stable footwork, and experience more confidence in body and movements. Instructor: Kat Frazier, City of Boulder Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

Registration: Register by calling 303-441-3148 or register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Saturday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Guide to Better Posture and Why it is Important to Good Balance

Presented by Louisville Senior Services

When: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2-3 p.m.

Where: Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (900 Via Appia Way, Louisville)

What: In this class we will learn what good posture, seated, standing and walking looks and feels like. We will utilize strategies on how to evaluate our posture so that we can have better alignment awareness.

Registration: Call Katie at 303-335-4919 or register online.

Falls & Hearing Loss Go Hand in Hand

Presented by Louisville Senior Services

When: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Where: Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (900 Via Appia Way, Louisville)

What: Did you know that untreated hearing loss has been linked to a three times increased risk of falls? Balance takes several systems from all over the body that communicate and coordinate with the brain. Dr. Meg Cates is the owner of Hearing Solutions in historic downtown Louisville, and she will be presenting on the link between hearing and balance. Come listen to how you can improve your balance with a whole-body approach.

Registration: Register by calling Katie at 303-335-4919 or register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater and Boulder Community Health

When: Thursday, Sept. 28, 10-11 a.m.

Where: Boulder Community Health Della Cava – Caruthers Conference Room (4801 Riverbend Rd, Boulder)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Thursday, Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Core and Agility for Fall Prevention

Presented by City of Boulder Older Adult Services

When: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2-3 p.m.

Where: East Age Well Center (5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder)

What: Maintaining core strength during the aging process improves stability and balance, and leads to less back pain. Agility skills and exercising in different directions and movement patterns are equally important as falls become more of a risk for older adults. In this one-hour, comprehensive class, review how to train the core with purpose, and learn agility skills to improve reaction time, have more stable footwork, and experience more confidence in body and movements. Instructor: Kat Frazier, City of Boulder Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

Registration: Register by calling 303-441-3148 or register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Saturday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Online (Zoom)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Register online.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: Dairy Arts Center (2590 Walnut, Boulder)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Not required.

Dance for Parkinson’s (and anyone with mobility concerns)

Presented by 3rd Law Dance/Theater

When: Thursdays, 1-2 p.m.

Where: West Age Well Center (909 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder)

What: Based on the renowned Dance for PD® methodology, this movement class is for people living with Parkinson’s or anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required. Seated or standing, explore diverse dance styles – and address balance, flexibility, and confidence through joyful physical activity.

Registration: Not required.

Programa de Baile Para Parkinson
3RD LAW dance/theater
Viernes 1 de septiembre 12-1pm
Ubicación: ZOOM
Clases basadas en estudios para gente viviendo con Parkinson u otros retos de movilidad. Clases gratuitas en persona y en línea. No se necesita experiencia y es accesible para todos. Explore estilos diversos (sentado o parado) mientras aumenta su equilibrio, flexibilidad, y confianza.
Inscribirse https://3rdlaw.org/espanol/

Dia en familia con El Centro AMISTAD
El Centro AMISTAD
Sabado 2 de septiembre 10 am – 1 pm
Ubicación: Lago Wonderland, Boulder
¡Están todos invitados a pasar una mañana en familia en el maravilloso Lago Wonderland! Haremos una caminata ligera y hablaremos sobre la importancia de prevenir caídas en los adultos mayores.
Para mayor información, comunicarse con Vanezza al (720) 626-6939

Senderos para Salud
CSU Extension Office
Martes 5 de septiembre 3-4 pm
Ubicación: Walden Pond Trialhead, Boulder
Explora senderos locales con Colorado State University Extension. Caminar es una buena manera de mejorar el equilibrio y hacer ejercicio con amigos. Nosotros discutiremos la conexión entre la naturaleza y la salud y exploraremos plantas locales. Caminatas será menos de dos millas. No olvidas usar zapatos apropriados como tennis shoes y ropa para el clima. Por favor, regístrese con anticipación en este enlace: https://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55X1Nf1Af5GaCGi Puede enviar un correro electrónico a Emma con preguntas a edhimitri@bouldercounty.org o llama Emma a (303) 678-6024.
Inscribirse https://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55X1Nf1Af5GaCGi

Senderos para Salud
CSU Extension Office
Jueves 7 de septiembre 3-4 pm
Ubicación: Pella Crossing, Longmont
Explora senderos locales con Colorado State University Extension. Caminar es una buena manera de mejorar el equilibrio y hacer ejercicio con amigos. Nosotros discutiremos la conexión entre la naturaleza y la salud y exploraremos plantas locales. Caminatas será menos de dos millas. No olvidas usar zapatos apropriados como tennis shoes y ropa para el clima. Por favor, regístrese con anticipación en este enlace: https://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55X1Nf1Af5GaCGi Puede enviar un correro electrónico a Emma con preguntas a edhimitri@bouldercounty.org o llama Emma a (303) 678-6024.
Inscribirse https://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55X1Nf1Af5GaCGi

Programa de Baile Para Parkinson
3RD LAW dance/theater
Viernes 8 de septiembre 12-1pm
Ubicación: ZOOM
Clases basadas en estudios para gente viviendo con Parkinson u otros retos de movilidad. Clases gratuitas en persona y en línea. No se necesita experiencia y es accesible para todos. Explore estilos diversos (sentado o parado) mientras aumenta su equilibrio, flexibilidad, y confianza.
Inscribirse https://3rdlaw.org/espanol/

Programa de Baile Para Parkinson
3RD LAW dance/theater
Viernes 15 de septiembre 12-1pm
Ubicación: ZOOM
Clases basadas en estudios para gente viviendo con Parkinson u otros retos de movilidad. Clases gratuitas en persona y en línea. No se necesita experiencia y es accesible para todos. Explore estilos diversos (sentado o parado) mientras aumenta su equilibrio, flexibilidad, y confianza.
Inscribirse https://3rdlaw.org/espanol/

Programa de Baile Para Parkinson
3RD LAW dance/theater
Viernes 22 de septiembre 12-1pm
Ubicación: ZOOM
Clases basadas en estudios para gente viviendo con Parkinson u otros retos de movilidad. Clases gratuitas en persona y en línea. No se necesita experiencia y es accesible para todos. Explore estilos diversos (sentado o parado) mientras aumenta su equilibrio, flexibilidad, y confianza.
Inscribirse https://3rdlaw.org/espanol/

Prevenir caídas con lo que come
City of Boulder Older Adult Services and Boulder County Area Agency on Aging
Lunes 25 de septiembre 2:30-3:30 pm
Ubicación: West Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder
Cuando pensamos en prevenir caídas, a menudo pensamos en ejercicios para aumentar la fuerza muscular y ósea. Además, también podemos pensar en los dispositivos de ayuda para caminar como los bastones y andaderas. Si bien estas son consideraciones definitivamente importantes, de igual importancia también lo son la nutrición y la dieta que sin duda pueden ayudar a prevenir caídas. Satya Williams, es dietista registrada con BCAAA
No es necesario registrarse.

Asistencia de Medicare
City of Boulder Older Adult Services and Boulder County Area Agency on Aging
Lunes 25 de septiembre 2-3 pm
Ubicación: West Age Well Center, 909 Araphoe, Boulder
Visite a una consejera de Medicare. Karen Herrera es la consejera bilingüe de Medicare para BCAAA
No es necesario registrarse.

Programa de Baile Para Parkinson
City of Boulder Older Adult Services and 3RD LAW dance/theater
Lunes 25 de septiembre 1-2 pm
Ubicación: West Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder
Clases basadas en estudios para gente viviendo con Parkinson u otros retos de movilidad. No se necesita experiencia y es accesible para todos. Explore estilos diversos (sentado o parado) mientras aumenta su equilibrio, flexibilidad, y confianza.
No es necesario registrarse.

Senderos para salud
CSU Extension Office
Jueves 26 de septiembre 3-4 pm
Ubicación: Heil Valley Ranch, Lyons
Explora senderos locales con Colorado State University Extension. Caminar es una buena manera de mejorar el equilibrio y hacer ejercicio con amigos. Nosotros discutiremos la conexión entre la naturaleza y la salud y exploraremos plantas locales. Caminatas será menos de dos millas. No olvidas usar zapatos apropriados como tennis shoes y ropa para el clima. Por favor, regístrese con anticipación en este enlace: https://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55X1Nf1Af5GaCGi Puede enviar un correro electrónico a Emma con preguntas a edhimitri@bouldercounty.org o llama Emma a (303) 678-6024.
Inscribirse https://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55X1Nf1Af5GaCGi

Senderos para salud
CSU Extension Office
Jueves 28 de septiembre 3-4 pm
Ubicación: Lagerman Preserve, Longmont
Explora senderos locales con Colorado State University Extension. Caminar es una buena manera de mejorar el equilibrio y hacer ejercicio con amigos. Nosotros discutiremos la conexión entre la naturaleza y la salud y exploraremos plantas locales. Caminatas será menos de dos millas. No olvidas usar zapatos apropriados como tennis shoes y ropa para el clima. Por favor, regístrese con anticipación en este enlace: https://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55X1Nf1Af5GaCGi Puede enviar un correro electrónico a Emma con preguntas a edhimitri@bouldercounty.org o llama Emma a (303) 678-6024.
Inscribirse https://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55X1Nf1Af5GaCGi

Programa de Baile Para Parkinson
3RD LAW dance/theater
Viernes 29 de septiembre 12-1pm
Ubicación: ZOOM
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Choose Your Own Adventure in the Pursuit of Falls Prevention!

Check out the following programming to learn how to prevent falls for yourself as your loved ones with tips and exercise!

Falls Free Check Up

There are steps you can take to prevent yourself from falling. Get more information about falls prevention by answering these 12 questions.

Six Steps to Prevent a Fall

You might think you’re never going to fall, but the truth is one in three older adults falls every years in the U.S. The good news is that mots falls are preventable. Start by learning six easy steps.

Watch “NCOA: Six Steps to Prevent a Fall” here.

You Have the Power to Prevent a Fall

This video showcases programs that can keep you independent and active while reducing your risk of falling. Boulder County Area Agency on Aging and community partners offer various programs, such a T’ai Chi and Matter of Balance to help you get started.

Watch “NCOA: You Have the Power to Prevent a Fall” here.

Six Falls Prevention Steps to Help Your Older Loved Ones

Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and even head injuries. Take the six steps outlined in this document to keep them healthy and independent for as long as possible. Falls can be prevented, especially if you know where to look. Learn more about the common factors that can lead to a fall.

Read “Six Falls Prevention Steps to Help Your Older Loved Ones” here.

Let’s Exercise

Staying physically active is an important part of preventing falls. Below you will find tips on how to include more physical activity in your daily life safely and get you motivated to get moving! Here are a few trusted sites you can check out to get started:

You can access the following Falls Prevention resources at your convenience!

GET UP, get up! Tips on Sitting and Standing
Presented by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging

This video demonstrates several step-by-step techniques for getting down and up from the floor.

Please consult your physician before practicing these techniques to make sure they are appropriate for you to try. Always follow the guidelines and instructions recommended by your physician and therapists.

Tips to Prevent Falls
Presented by JoAnne Baumgartner, PT Good Samaritan Medical Center

Preventing falls can start with the shoes you wear. Learn how to make wise choices.

Using Assistive Devices to Stay Active
Presented by JoAnne Baumgartner, PT Good Samaritan Medical Center

Do I need a cane? Will walking sticks help me? What about a walker? This video examines a number of option, how they can help you maintain your balance and how to adjust them to fit you.

Tips for Going Up and Down Stairs Safely
Presented by JoAnne Baumgartner, PT Good Samaritan Medical Center

Stairs can present a challenge for people with pain and lower body limitations. Using the adage “up with the good and down with the bad” you can keep climbing safely and with less discomfort.

Hip Health
Presented by the YMCA

This class includes movements to strengthen and increase flexibility in the hips. Trainer will discuss the benefits of hip health for fall prevention among older adults as well as the benefits of these movements for people of all ages and abilities.

Body Dynamics – Foot to Core Balance and Strength
Presented by Wendy McClure

This video features an evidence-based selection of movements to reestablish foot connection to the core and beyond. The use of a textured Naboso standing mat is not required but increases the stimulation of the nerves of the foot for enhanced strength gains.

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Boulder County Area
Agency on Aging

Main: 303-441-3570

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Location

Sundquist Building
3482 Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80304
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Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday


Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

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