​Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in Spokane County among seniors (SRHD, 2018).​  According to the Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane County has fall mortality rates than are 56% higher than the Washington state average. This results in an average of 133 people that die each year from a fall in Spokane County (SRHD, 2018). 

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FALLS PREVENTION RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS:


State and National Falls Prevention Resources:


Spokane and Regional Resources:



State and Regional Falls Prevention Coalitions  

  • Statewide Falls Prevention Coalition Meetings
    The next Coalition meeting will be held June 1, 9:00 am - 12:00pm, 2021.  Meeting will be held    remotely. 

  • Benton and Franklin Counties Falls Prevention Coalition: Email Kathleen Clary-Cooke 
  • Eastern Washington Falls Prevention Coalition: Email Marla Emde 
  • King County Falls Prevention Coalition: Email KCFallCoalition@gmail.com
  • Kittitas County Falls Prevention Coalition: The Kittitas Co Falls Prevention Coalition is not currently active.
  • Lewis-Mason-Thurston Falls Prevention Coalition: Leadership in transition. 
  • Pierce County Falls Prevention Coalition: Email Dena Santos.  Visit the Pierce Co Falls Prevention Coalition website.
  • Snohomish County Falls Prevention Coalition: Leadership in transition. 


Falls Prevention Instructor Trainings 

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
     The 2021 schedule for virtual Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQ:MBB) new instructor training is available online. For course information and registration visit their website.  
     TJQ:MBB Instructor Training Scholarships:  Full and partial scholarships are available for 2021 TJQ:MBB Instructor Level 1 Training Courses.  Scholarships are open to Washington State residents and may be used for any 2021 two-day Level 1 training course. There are a limited number of scholarships.  For more information visit their website.  
     TJQ:MBB classes for older adults are approved for virtual delivery.  Many instructors are offering classes via Zoom. Visit our website and select the "Find a Class" tab for class listings. 

 

Due to Covid-19, many exercise classes may be suspended. If your virtual evidence-based classes or instructor training opportunities are not listed, please submit them here, we are happy to list them.

​Prevent Falls While Staying Home!


​         Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington


Additional Virtual Resources: