Senior Health Resources

Fall Prevention

Falls are the number one cause of injury, hospital visits due to trauma, and death from an injury among people age 65 and older.  It is estimated that one in three older adults falls each year.  Falls among older adults is a serious issue, but research has shown that many fall risks can be reduced. Visit our City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Adults 50 & Better to obtain Fall Prevention Information & AARP Home Fit Guide to learn smart ways to make a home comfortable, safe and a great fit for older adults — and people of all ages.

Join us in October for two Zoom Fall Prevention Presentations one in English and a second in Spanish. Presentation is hosted by Michele Alba, Fall Prevention Program Manager for Meals on Wheels Diablo Region  

English Presentation 
Oct 22, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Presentación en Español 

“La prevención de caídas en adultos mayores busca reducir los factores de riegos y fomentar medidas eficaces para reducir el número de personas que las sufren, disminuir su frecuencia y reducir la gravedad de las lesiones que producen. ¡Las caídas no son una parte inevitable del envejecimiento!  Vengan a participar en nuestra clase informativa en español sobre la prevención de las caídas.  Se les ofrecerá materiales e interesante información sobre todos nuestros servicios sin costo para la comunidad.”
Oct 27, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Balance and flexibility: The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has free balance and flexibility videos. We’ve included links to them here.
6 Flexibility Exercises for Older Adults from Go4Life 
3 Balance Exercises for Older Adults from Go4Life 
4 Lower Body Strength Exercises for Older Adults from Go4Life 
6 Upper Body Strength Exercises for Older Adults from Go4Life 
15-minute Sample Workout for Older Adults from Go4Life