Falls Prevention

A Matter of Balance

Managing Concerns About Falls

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized class designed to help you manage falls and increase activity levels. Classes are held once a week for 8 weeks at convenient community locations. Join us at one of our upcoming classes in your area. Please see Matter of Balance class schedule.

Exercise for Older adults

  • Florida State University College of Medicine created and published a patient and provider manual on "Exercise for Older Adults."
  • "Exercise for Older Adults" provider manual can be used for additional information on these resources, contact Florida State University College Geriatrics office at 850-644-0352.

Fall Prevention Awareness Day 2016

Get ready for the 9th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22. There are many tools and activities to promote falls prevention and discover new resources that you can use to spread the word. Learn more

Resources

New Research from National Council On Aging ( NCOA):
Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries 2012 (STEADI Tool Kit) is based on the AGS clinical guidelines and incorporates input from health care providers. In the STEADI Tool Kit you will find; provider resources and training materials such as a wall chart pocket guide with algorithm and prevention strategies, case studies booklet fact sheets, gait and balance assessments, fall prevention patient referral forms, and patient education materials.

Falls Statewide & National Resources