How to Prevent Seniors from Falling
Tampa YMCA's commitment to engaging seniors includes offering grant-funded, evidence-based fall prevention programs, which are available at many locations! Specifically, the Enhance®Fitness and Healthy Steps for Older Adults programs have been proven to help seniors improve balance, become stronger and more confident, while connecting with peers in their community.
The Y supports older adults with senior fitness programs where they can exercise and learn ways to improve and maintain an active lifestyle and prevent falls.
Fall Prevention Programs for Senior Health
Tampa YMCA offers programs to seniors in the community for free, thanks to grant funding.
Enhance®Fitness is a certified senior fitness and falls prevention program that helps reduce arthritis symptoms with safe, low impact exercises led by certified instructors.
The Enhance®Fitness program has been recognized by the CDC and has been proven to improve health in older adults.
Healthy Steps for Older Adults
Healthy Steps for Older Adults is an evidence-based fall risk screening and education class for adults ages 65 and older.
The program consists of two, 2-hour workshops focused on fall prevention, and covers topics like proper footwear, safety at home, good nutrition for bone health and the importance of exercise.
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Sign up for Enhance®Fitness
The Enhance®Fitness program is available YMCA locations throughout Citrus, Hillsborough, Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas counties.
Tampa YMCA Enhance®Fitness classes are available at the following locations:
- Bob Sierra Family YMCA
- Campo Family YMCA
- East Pasco Family YMCA
- Plant City Family YMCA
- South Tampa Family YMCA
- Spurlino Family YMCA
Seniors Can Move with Confidence
Healthy Steps for Older Adults is available at no charge to adults age 65+ at YMCA locations throughout Citrus, Hillsborough, Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas counties.
This fall prevention program is a workshop seminar that builds the foundation for senior participants to determine their fall risk and provideeducation on improving physical wellness.
Participants will learn at-home exercises to improve strength, balance, overall mobility and connect with community members on their first steps toward a manageable lifestyle.
What are the benefits of improving physical strength and mobility?
Seniors and active older adults can connect with community members in free, evidence-based lifestyle management learning sessions and exercise classes.
Tampa YMCA certified instructors and form relationships with participants and support individuals on their specific lifestyle, mobility goals and preventing falls. Healthy Steps for Older Adults and Enhance®Fitness at the YMCA programs are great ways to make friends, improve mood and have a great time.
For more information on the fall prevention programs, contact the Community Health team, Nancy Belli or Dawn Kita 813.224.9622.