YMCA OF GREATER SEATTLE: Fall Prevention Program

Overcome the fear of falling and live a stronger, healthier, more independent life!

Moving for Better Balance is a falls prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi in helping older adults improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. Lead by a Tai Chi trained instructor, the program focuses on improving functional ability,especially balance, to reduce fall-related risks and fall frequency. The program uses eight forms that have been derived from the traditional 24-form Yang-style of Tai chi, and progresses from easy to more difficult. Participants increase their self confidence, gain a sense of achievement, and improve their well-being in a safe environ-ment. The supportive network of friends formed in the Moving for Better Balance program fosters a strong sense of belongingness and leads to empowered, independent living for older adults.

FIND OUT MORE

Contact the YMCA of Greater Seattle at 206-344-3181

chronicdiseaseprevention@seattleymca.org

YMCA OF GREATER SEATTLE
909 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104
P 206 344 3181 F 206 382 7283 chronicdiseaseprevention@seattleymca.org
Everyone is welcome. Financial assistance is available. The YMCA of Greater
Seattle strengthens communities in King and south Snohomish counties through youth
development, healthy living and social responsibility.