Balance & Fall Prevention

Moving for better balance

Moving for Better Balance is a 12-week fall prevention program using the principles and movements of Tai Chi, designed to help adults 60 years and older improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities.

As part of our mission, the Y seeks to support every older adult with their desire to stay active and healthy in spirit, mind and body.

Because falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults, the Y offers a fall prevention program for seniors: Moving for Better Balance. Classes are offered at a variety of locations in our region, including YMCA facilities, senior centers, and other community locations in El Paso & Teller Counties.

Briargate YMCA

September 12 - December 7, 2023
Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Led by Pamela R.
Pre-assessments for programstart September 5
Ages 60+

YMCA at First & Main

August 22 - November 16, 2023
Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Led by Marion C.
Pre-assessments for programstart August 15
Ages 60+

Downtown YMCA

September 6 - December 11, 2023
Monday and Wednesday 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Led by Sharon G.
Pre-assessments for programstart August 28
Ages 60+

Tri-Lakes YMCA

September 8 - December 8, 2023
Monday and Friday 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Led by Wendy L.
Pre-assessments for programstart September 1
Ages 60+

For more information about the Moving for Better Balance Program,
contact Travis Lerma, Director of Healthcare Integration at 719.495.5130 or [email protected].

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