Fit and Fall Proof classes

Stretching exercises utilizing rubber balls were part of the strength-building routine at a Fit and Fall Proof class held last year in Grangeville.

The Idaho Public Health Department is offering free instructor training on Oct. 23 to lead area Fit and Fall Proof programs.

The Fit and Fall Proof program helps senior citizens prevent injuries and the subsequent loss of independence. Class participants learn simple exercises to increase strength, balance and endurance, which can help prevent accidental falls.

Program volunteers serve as little as one hour a week, have options for locations and times, and an exercise background is not necessary.

Fit and Fall Proof class

Participants in a 2018 Fit and Fall Proof class at the Grangeville Christian Church.

Fit and Fall Proof programs are held regionally, open to older adults who want to improve their health and reduce the risk of falls. Programs are held the following locations:

  • Cottonwood: Cottonwood Community Hall, Mon., Thur., 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Grangeville: Grangeville Christian Church, Mon., Fri., 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Kamiah: Kamiah Senior Citizen Center, Mon., Wed., 10-11 a.m.
  • Nezperce: Nezperce Senior Center, Mon., Thur., 7:30-8:15 a.m.
  • White Bird: Pleasant View Baptist Church, Mon., Wed., 2-3 p.m.
  • Riggins: Salmon River Community Church, Tue., Thur., 10-11 a.m.

Visit to find out more about the program, or contact coordinator Kate Wilson, 208-799-0379.

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