Franklin, MI, May 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The popular, nationally recognized “6 Steps to Better Balance” is coming to Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region. Sharon Claye, President and Owner of Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC, in collaboration with the Ithaca Housing Authority, is bringing this exciting new program to the Hotel Ithaca on May 20.
Claye, a certified Master Trainer in this system, will be teaching a course for Occupational Therapist & Physical Therapists and Assistants, as well as fitness instructors, independent personal trainers, activity directors, and anyone interested in helping older adults to avoid falling and improve their confidence and independence. “Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall,” says Claye. “These accidents can be dramatically reduced through learning this set of easy, yet effective, activities. Older adults need no longer live in fear of falling. More than being just simple ‘exercises’, we teach brief targeted activities that serve more complex processes that affect the mind and body…and it’s fun!”
Developed by Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter, founder and President of Senior Fitness Inc., 6 Steps to Better Balance™ is a proven program that utilizes repetitive practice of a series of movements and activities, such as the “Chorus Line” and “Dancing with a Pillow,” to help older adults gain better balance. It is designed to reduce the probability of falls, the fear of falling and fall-related injuries. It also increases body flexibility, leg strength and overall endurance.
“We look forward to hosting the 6 Steps to Better Balance Program because it offers enjoyable activities rather than “have-to” exercises which will make it fun for our older adults,” said Brenda Westfall, Executive Director, Ithaca Housing Authority (IHA). “We’re also delighted to host a training where various state licensing boards and professional associations approve this course for eight Continuing Education Units (CEUs).”
Completion of the eight-hour training also qualifies the student for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for several major personal trainer certifications.
For more information on this course go to http://fallpreventiontrainer.com/register-now/ or contact Master Trainer Sharon Claye Toll Free (844) 2-STOP FALLS or (844) 278-6732.
About Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC
Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC of Franklin, MI provides fall prevention and balance training for older adults, care givers, community service organizations and professionals in the fitness, personal & health care industries.
For more information, visit Fall Prevention Training Services on the web at www.fallpreventiontrainer.com or call Toll Free (844) 2-STOP FALLS.
About Ithaca Housing Authority
The Ithaca Housing Authority (IHA) assists local low-income families and individuals with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities and related services as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. In 2009 the IHA implemented a Nurse Case Manager Program which assists its Titus Towers senior population with basic and essential nursing services so that our most vulnerable population may age-in-place. IHA is dedicated to the belief that our elderly residents need and deserve a safe, comfortable and adaptable environment in which to age with dignity and with the highest quality of life possible.