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Falls and the injuries that result from them contribute to a pressing health issue in our nation, our state, and our Island County community. Harborview Injury Prevention Research Institute (HIPRC) relates that:
As Island County's older adult population continues to expand, it is important for community members to be aware of the steps that they can take to prevent falls. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) lists four simple ways to prevent falls:
STEADI Initiative for Health Care Providers
Information on medications linked to falls
Standardized gait and balance assessment tests
Online trainings that offer continuing education
Educational resources for patients and caregivers
Whidbey Health Zoom Sail Class
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12PM-1PM or 1:15PM – 2:15PM
Cost: $40 per month
Camano Center SAIL Class
Where: 606 Arrowhead Rd, Camano Island, WA 98282
When: Mondays and Wednesdays at 9AM
Cost: $5 per class for center members, $10 per class for non-members
Soundview Center SAIL Class
Where: 432 3rd St, Langley, WA 98260
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11AM-12PM
The Center EnhanceFitness Class
Where: 51 SE Jerome St, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:45AM-9:45AM and 10AM-11AM (low-impact class)
Cost: $7 drop-in fee and $30 per month (The Center membership discount available)