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Task Force Meeting

 

Next task force meeting will be on 5/19/16 at 1-3pm. Sequoia Health and Wellness, 749 Brewster  Ave, Redwood City, 94063.  Click here for a map.


Mark your calendar for our meetings in 2016: 7/21/16, 9/15/16 & 11/17/16.

 

Evidence-based Fall Prevention Classes near you.....

Don't miss the open registration, FREE for San Mateo County residents. Learn More

Stepping On is an evidence-based program for older adults at risk for falls that has been shown to reduce falls by 31%. Learn strength and balance exercises, discuss risk factors such as home safety and footwear and hear from professionals about medications, vision and more. Guest speakers include a physical therapist, pharmacist, and vision specialist. Program meets for 7 two-hour sessions and a booster session is held three months later. A home visit by a licensed occupational therapist is offered. Sign up now for this FREE program-each session is limited to 14 participants. 

A Matter of Balanc, another evidence-based program, meet weekly for 8 two-hour sessions. This program emphasizes practical strategies ot manage falls. Participants learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for inreasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home and exercises to increase strength and balance. Sign up now for this FREE program - each session is limited to 12 participants. 

 

Free A Matter of Balance classes

1. For Peninsula Medical Center, Burlingame, call 650-696-4310. Session begins on May 11, 2016. Learn more 

2. For Little House,  Menlo Park, session begins on June 7, 2016. Learn More

Farewell to Falls


stanford-couple.jpgIf you’ve fallen recently, within the last 30 days, you may be eligible to participate in a free, home-based fall prevention program. Learn More

 

 

Mills-Peninsula’s FallProof™ program

bw.jpgThis exercise program provides one-on-one attention within a group setting. It begins with an assessment of your current balance and risk of falling.