The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare envisions older adults living safe, healthy, and independent lives. While falls pose a significant risk to the older adult population, there are preventive measures that can be taken that significantly improve older adults ability to remain self-sufficient, healthy, and independent in their own homes.
Fit and Fall Proof™ helped more than 6,600 Idaho adults stay fit, prevent falls, and form lasting friendships from October 2012 to September 2013. There are currently more than 75 class sites statewide, offering seniors the opportunity to participate in classes multiple times per week and throughout the year.
Results for attendees who participated in the pre- and post-timed "Up and Go" test demonstrate there is great improvement in mobility after participating in a 10-week session. New participants show the greatest improvement from pre- to post-test scores.