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).
FALLS PREVENTION RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS:
State and National Falls Prevention Resources:
Spokane and Regional Resources:
State and Regional Falls Prevention Coalitions
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.
(CDC Brochure, PDF)
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: