Healthy Aging and Senior Falls Prevention

Exercise Opportunities for Older Adults

  • Staying active is important for healthy aging. The number one intervention for preventing falls is regular exercise that targets strength, balance, and flexibility.
  • Pacific Lutheran University created an interactive online map showing exercise opportunities in Pierce County
  • Visit the Lewis Mason Thurston Area Agency on Aging website to find an exercise class near you
  • These brief videos detail fall prevention exercise programs that empower seniors to stay on their feet.
  • Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance is an evidence based exercise program found to decrease falls by 55 percent