Programs & Services
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.
2023 Fall Prevention Forum
September 29 at Oxnard Performing Arts Center
» If you did not pre-register for Friday’s Fall Prevention Forum but would still like to attend, here are some important new details. You may register on site at 8 a.m. Late registrants will have the ability to watch the event on a TV screen from an overflow room (if the main room is full), and will also be able to visit with exhibitors.
After being held virtually for the past three years, the annual Fall Prevention Forum – co-hosted by the Ventura County Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition, the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, and the City of Oxnard – will return to an in-person gathering at the end of September.
The 2023 forum – “Fall Back to the ‘70s” – will be held on Friday, September 29, at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center (800 Hobson Way). Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the program will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is free to attend.
A Spanish translation service will be made available upon request. A free lunch will be provided.
Participants will hear from Dr. Thomas Duncan, chair of the Ventura County Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition; keynote speaker Dr. Javier Romero, the program director for surgery at the Ventura Community Memorial Health System; and a panel of experts. They will also have the opportunity to take part in Zumba or Tai Chi demonstrations, get free immunizations and health screenings, and go through balance and gait screenings.
Participants may pre-register by visiting www.vcaaa.org/falls and filling out the registration form, or by calling the VCAAA at (805) 477-7300.
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. For more information call (805) 477-7300 (option 6) or email Fall.Prevention.Program@ventura.org.
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.
» Upcoming class information to come
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.
» Upcoming A Matter of Balance classes (PDF)
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.
» Upcoming Stepping On classes (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.
» Upcoming class information to come
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.
» Upcoming Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance classes (PDF)
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.
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.