Balance & Fall Prevention

Moving for better balance

Moving For Better Balance is a 12-week evidence-based fall prevention program designed to help participants improve their balance, flexibility, mobility, as well as increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. The program utilizes the principles and movements of Tai Chi. The entire class can be done in a chair!

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

January 16 - April 4, 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Led by Jackie G.
Pre-assessments for program the week of January 8, 2024
Post-assessments the week of April 8
Ages 60+

YMCA at First & Main

January 30 - April 25, 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Led by Marion C.
Pre-assessments for program the week of January 22, 2024
Post-assessments the week of April 29
Ages 60+

Downtown YMCA

January 15 - April 3, 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Led by Sharon G.
Pre-assessments for program the week of January 8, 2024
Post-assessments the week of April 8
Ages 60+

Tri-Lakes YMCA

January 15 - April 5, 2024
Monday & Friday, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Led by Wendy L.
Pre-assessments for program the week of January 8, 2024
Post-assessments the week of April 8
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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