Fit and Fall Proof™ (Senior Fall Prevention)

Fit and Fall Proof™

Falls Prevention

In Idaho, approximately 1 out of 3 adults over the age of 65 fall each year.  1 out of every 5 of those falls causes an injury, such as broken bones or a head injury—falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries and more than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Additionally, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among adults ages 65 and older.  While falls are common, they are not an unavoidable or normal part of aging! Falls can be prevented by staying active, making your home safer, getting regular health checkups, and practicing other falls prevention tips.

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Stay active with Fit and Fall Proof™

Fit and Fall Proof™ (FFP) (FFP general brochure-English) (FFP general brochure-Spanish) is an exercise program developed in Idaho to reduce older adults’ risk for falls. The program is offered throughout the state with trained volunteer leaders teaching classes in their communities. Classes focus on functional fitness and are designed to help individuals increase their balance, mobility, flexibility, strength, and confidence.

Classes are held in 10-week sessions, meeting 2-3 times per week for at least 45 minutes in a variety of locations, including senior centers, community centers, churches, libraries, schools, and health centers. Classes are FREE and open to participants of all ages.  Space is limited at each location and not all locations meet continuously throughout the year. Please contact Daniel Adams at 208-296-0847 or for more information including current availability of classes at each location.





Program Benefits:

  • Maintain or regain the ability to daily tasks
  • Meet new people and develop friendships with a community of participants
  • Improve muscular strength, flexibility (increased ability to reach and bend), balance, posture, mobility, endurance, and walking gait

Volunteering with Fit and Fall Proof

Fit and Fall Proof™ classes are led by certified volunteers who have received training and instruction on exercise techniques, teaching tips and strategies, and personal safety.

If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a FFP class leader (FFP Class Leader brochure-English) (FFP Class Leader Brochure-Spanish), please contact Daniel Adams at 208-296-0847 for the next available class leader training or complete the form here: Volunteer Class Leader Interest Form.