The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare envisions older adults living safe, healthy, and independent lives. While falls pose a significant risk to the older adult population, there are preventive measures that can be taken that significantly improve older adults ability to remain self-sufficient, healthy, and independent in their own homes.
Fit and Fall Proof™ (FFP) helped more than 2,400 Idaho adults stay fit, prevent falls, and form lasting friendships in 2016-2017. There were over 9,300 visits to more than 125 FFP class sites in Idaho. These sites offer classes multiple times per week and throughout the year.
Fit and Fall Proof™ is changing lives! Results for attendees who participated in the pre- and post- Timed Up and Go test demonstrate great improvement in mobility after participating for 10 weeks. New participants show the greatest improvement in mobility.
After a 10-week session of FFP:
Nearly 7 in 10 participants report improvements in their physical functioning, such as performing activities of daily living or walking.
Almost 3 in 4 participants report an increase in their energy levels and improved mental health.