Welcome to the Fall Prevention Program!

Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition

The Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition is a community-based partnership consisting of healthcare professionals, emergency services, senior service providers, and community advocates with a goal to reduce falls and their devastating consequences on seniors in Ventura County. For that reason, we offer an annual Fall Prevention Forum, case management services, and evidence-based classes. For more information, call 805-477-7300, option 6 or email Fall.Prevention.Program@ventura.org.

 

Fall Prevention Forum

Each September during Fall Prevention Awareness month, a Fall Prevention Forum is held. Speakers, demonstrations, health assessments, and more are provided to attendees. 

» Fall Prevention Forum archives

FREE Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Classes

If you have fallen or are fearful of falling, consider reaching out to us to learn how to improve mobility and balance. Flyers for classes currently being offered are below. All classes are FREE and open to Ventura County residents 60 or older and their spouses (even if under 60). For more information call (805) 477-7300 (option 6) or email Fall.Prevention.Program@ventura.org.

Bingocize
This class is designed for individuals who are mildly active and have fallen or have developed a fear of falling. Participants should expect to play bingo, answer trivia questions, and participate in seated and standing exercises with the willingness to practice at home. Participants with mild cognitive impairments may be eligible.
» January-March 2024 Class Information (PDF)

A Matter of Balance
This class is designed for individuals who are mildly active and have fallen or have developed a fear of falling. Participants should expect a conversation-based setting while completing beginner friendly seated and standing exercises. Exercises focus on improving balance, strength, flexibility, and self-confidence. Participants cannot have cognitive impairments.
» January-March 2024 Class Information (PDF)

Stepping On
This class is designed for individuals who are mild to moderately active and have fallen or have developed a fear of falling. Participants should expect a conversation-based setting while completing standing and seated exercises with gradual use of leg weights both in class and at home. Participants cannot have cognitive impairments or be dependent upon a walker.
» March-April 2024 Class Information (PDF)

Walk With Ease
This class is designed for individuals who are mildly active and have fallen or developed a fear of falling. Participants should expect motivational tips on how to exercise with arthritis while working up to their daily walking goal. Participants cannot have cognitive impairments.
» January-February 2024 Class Information (PDF)

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
This class is designed for individuals who are moderately active and fallen or developed a fear of falling. Participants should expect to participate in slow and controlled seated or standing movements. Exercises focus on improving strength, stamina, balance, and body awareness. Participants cannot have cognitive impairments.
» January-March 2024 Class Information (PDF)

Additional Information

Fall Prevention Brochures, Flyers & Reports

For more information and schedules for other reputable and effective evidence-based health promotion programs and classes held throughout the county, visit the California Healthier Living Coalition at www.cahealthierliving.org.

» WATCH: Fall Prevention for Older Adults (Our Ventura TV – July 2020)

Volunteer Opportunities
The VCAAA is seeking individuals interested in becoming volunteer instructors for Fall Prevention classes. Training will be provided, and background checks are required. Click here for information on becoming a volunteer. For more information, call (805) 477-7300 (option 6) or e-mail Fall.Prevention.Program@ventura.org.

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