What is this service?
Each year, millions of older Americans fall, leading to serious injury and even death. Preventing falls is an important part of protecting the health of our community and extending the quality of our seniors' older years. For this reason, the Public Heath Department offers home visits for at-risk seniors, as well as fall prevention classes that promote strength and balance.
Who can use this service?
Any group can request a presentation or join in the activities listed below. If you have a group of seniors who want to attend a class series, call us to make arrangements.
Is there a charge for this service?
This service is provided free of charge.
When and where is this service offered?
We offer a variety of services to the community:
- Monthly Senior Meet-Up. SLOCO Seniors is a monthly social group for seniors and community partners to share experiences and ideas. Topics vary each month. Meetings are held virtually the 3rd Monday of the month,10:30 am –11:30 am. Please reach out to [email protected] for the Zoom link.
- Fall Prevention Home Visits. Home visits are available to seniors in the community. Please contact [email protected] to learn more.
- Fall Prevention Strength Training Classes. This class will cover exercises that will help with strength and balance, and help prevent falls before they happen. Classes are at the Morro Bay Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:30 - 11:30 am, and at the San Luis Obispo Senior Center on Fridays, from 10:30 - 11:30 am.
- Fall Prevention Strength Training Exercises. Want some exercises you can do from the comfort of your home? See some of our favorite fall prevention strength training exercises on our YouTube page.
For more information on any of our activities, please call the Health Promotion office at (805) 781-5564.
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