Fall Prevention & Safe Mobility
Remaining Active as You Age is the Best Way to Prevent Falls
Falls are the #1 reason older adults end up in the emergency room. Most falls are from the ground level (like slipping on a rug) and often cause a rapid decline in health.
Take Charge of Your Health Today!
- Falls are largely preventable
- Staying active is key to preventing a first or repeat fall
- If you (or someone you know) has experienced a fall, check out our programs!
- You will learn to maintain or improve your strength, flexibility, balance and coordination
AAA Safe Mobility/Fall Prevention Programs
Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) currently offers two free programs:
- A Matter of Balance – A series of 8 two-hour group classes led by trained coaches at different locations throughout Sonoma County.
- Fall Prevention & Better Balance – A series of 5 one-hour classes led by trained coaches and offered online for participation from your own home.
In both classes, the coaches will help you:
- Take steps to manage your fear-of-falling
- Set your own goals to increase activity
- Learn and practice simple exercises
- Identify and fix fall hazards in your home
Register for Classes
- For more information about and to register for A Matter of Balance or Fall Prevention & Better Balance, contact: 707-565-5936 or email: email@example.com
- For more information about other Safe Mobility / Fall Prevention programs and services, contact: ADRH
Become a Certified Coach
We rely on volunteers to help us grow our programs and make them available to older adults. Please join us if you*:
- Are enthusiastic about helping people stay active
- Have good communication and interpersonal skills
- Can facilitate small group discussions
- Are able to perform low-intensity exercise while instructing others
*We offer stipends to certified coaches to deliver these classes.
Host a Course
We rely on community partners to help us reach older adults where they live. If you have
to older adults. Please join us if your organization has*:
- An accessible location for conducting the class
- Quiet space that accommodates between 12-20 people to comfortably perform chair-exercises & participate in discussion
- Audiovisual equipment for viewing videos
- The ability to participate in program promotion (fliers provided)
- Capacity to serve as Zoom host (Fall Prevention & Better Balance only)
These courses are funded through the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider and prohibited from discriminating. For program inquiries or to file a complaint, please call 707-565-5930. Apply for CalFresh benefits through the County’s Economic Assistance Division by calling 877-699-6868.