Every day in Rockland County, about five older adults visit the Emergency Room for treatment of a fall-related injury. Two out of five are hurt badly enough and need to stay in the hospital, often because the fall caused a hip fracture or brain injury. In New York State, falls are the leading cause of injury for those over 65. The good news is... falls can be prevented!
The Rockland County Health Department offers the free nationally recognized A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Program. Trained facilitators conduct eight, two-hour sessions for 10 to 12 participants. You will learn how to:
Reduce your fear of falling
Set realistic goals for increasing your activity
Do simple exercises to increase your strength and balance
Change your environment to reduce your risk of falling
Registration is required and includes all 8 sessions.
Tuesdays starting October 9th
through December 4th, 2018 from 2:15-4:15pm. The program will NOT meet
on Tuesday, November 6th due to election day polling.