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Spring Registration is OPEN NOW for the following program offerings:

EnhanceFitness- Our popular evidence-based fall prevention and exercise program. Older adults work to become more energized and active to sustain independent lives. Classes are 1 hour and include aerobics, strength, balance and flexibility movements to help address the factors that can lead to falls.

The Spring Quarter is April 2 to June 21, 2024
Suggested client contribution for the Spring Quarter is $66 for MWF classes, and $48 for TTh classes

Classes

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
9:00 am OR 10:30 am
Kenneth C. Aitken Senior & Community Center, 17800 Redwood Road, Castro Valley
Class full- no drop-ins.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
1:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom

Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:30 am OR 11:00 am
San Leandro Senior Center, 13909 E 14th Street, San Leandro

For more information, call Spectrum Fall Prevention at 510-881-0300, or to register, fill out the online registration form by clicking here.

Walk With Ease- This three days a week, 1 hour program will help you become self-motivated to use walking as an effective tool to increase strength, improve balance and help ease the symptoms of arthritis.

The Spring Quarter is April 8 to June 21, 2024
Suggested client contribution for the Spring Quarter is $62

Classes

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
9:00 am OR 1:00 pm 
San Leandro Senior Center, 13909 E 14th Street, San Leandro

For more information, call Spectrum Fall Prevention at 510-881-0300, or to register, fill out the online registration form by clicking here.

A Matter of Balance- A Matter of Balance is an eight session program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.  Learn how to manage concerns about falls and improve flexibility, balance and strength.
Meets one or two days per week, 1-2 hours each session.
We do not have any current upcoming sessions. To indicate your interest for upcoming sessions, fill out the online registration form by clicking here and select Waitlist, and Matter of Balance at the end of the form.


The primary goal of the Fall Prevention Program is to reduce and/or prevent the number of falls among at-risk low-income seniors. We employ a multi-pronged approach proven to be the most effective strategy to address the range of issues that leads to falls:

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  • BEHAVIORAL. We educate and raise awareness about: falls and fall prevention, sedentary lifestyle, medication management, and better eating habits.
  • PHYSICAL. We offer fall prevention skills-building training sessions that help to develop strength, improve mobility and balance and increase hand-eye coordination.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL. We make suggestions during class and workshops for simple changes to their home environment i.e. grab bars, smoke alarms, stair railings, and hand held showers.

Why?

  • Falls can be a common occurrence for seniors.  In 2019, emergency rooms recorded 3 million visits by older adults due to falls (CDC 2022).
  • Older adult falls cost $50 billion in medical costs annually, with ¾ paid by Medicare and Medicaid (CDC 2022).
  • With 1 in 4 Americans 65+ falling each year, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults (NCOA 2022).
  • Falls can be prevented with proper intervention. We will show you how!
  • New studies show that lifestyle changes like exercise are linked to decreased progression of Alzheimer's Disease.

 

Participants must:

  • Be 60 years or older.
  • Be at-risk for a fall. Fallen in past or have poor balance.
  • Be approved by personal doctor to participate in group exercise class.

For more information, contact a staff member using our Contact Form