Falls Prevention Awareness Week is September 18-24 and The Randolph YMCA is partnering with Atlantic Health Systems, the NJ Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to help raise awareness on preventing falls and reducing falls risk.
The Randolph YMCA will mark the first day of Fall, Thursday, September 22nd at 10:00am, with an in-person event with guest presenter, Yvonne Diewardo, Physical Therapist, Atlantic Rehabilitation, Randolph Physical Therapy. The "Building Better Balance" event will consist of a presentation and demonstrations. This event is free and open to both members and the community (advance registration required).
Throughout the week, handouts and other information materials will be available inside the YMCA's lobby, as well as on the Randolph YMCA's Facebook and Instagram pages.
According to the NCOA, each year it's estimated that one out of four Americans aged 65 or older will suffer a fall. Many adults live with a fear of falling which can cause them to limit physical activities. This leads not only to reduced mobility, but a diminished quality of life and can increase their risk of falling.
The Randolph YMCA offers comprehensive exercise programming specifically tailored to meet the needs of those in our community who may be at risk for falls. Land exercise classes include: Better Balance, Total Mobility Stretch for Life, Tai Chi/Qigong, Gentle Yoga, and Rock Steady Boxing (Parkinson's Disease). Aquatic exercise classes include: Aquatic Arthritis, BackHab, Calm Waters, and Fight Back UH20 (Parkinson's Disease). One on one personal training and aquatic rehabilitation are also offered.
To register for the seminar and/or to learn more information about Falls Prevention Week at the Randolph YMCA, please visit our website at: www.randolphymca.org or contact us at: (973) 366-1120.
The Randolph YMCA is a charitable non-profit organization, dedicated to the development of mind, body and spirit. We provide physical, educational and social programs and services which meet the needs of our community in a manner which is both fiscally and socially responsible.