Did you know that falls are our most common reason for emergency response? In 2021, we responded to more than 2,300 calls related to falls — nearly six per day. Everyone is susceptible to falls, especially those 65 and older. In fact, more than one in four over the age of 65 falls each year, making it one of the most common threats to older adults.
These falls can be the start of more serious problems, such as a trip to the hospital, injury or even disability. If you are afraid, or at increased risk of falling, help is available to maintain an active, healthy and independent lifestyle.
Arvada Fire is partnered with Nymbl, a scientifically-proven balance training program designed to help older people improve balance and balance reflexes. Nymbl combines fun brain games and simple body movements into easy-to-use programs that only take 10 minutes per day. These programs have helped users improve balance by 30% with over 75% of users reporting improved confidence in their balance reflex. In addition, Nymbl coaches users on how to recognize and react to falls before they occur, significantly reducing their fall risk.
The free training app can be downloaded from a smartphone or tablet and the easy exercises can be done in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Seniors in our district who have used the app have unanimously said they feel more mobile, more independent and less afraid of falling.
Get started with Nymbl today by visiting co.fallsfree.com to create your free account.
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