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 2014-2015. There were over 8,300 visits to the more than 100 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.