Seniors: Falls Prevention

Keeping seniors on their feet

Key component of fitness for seniors is preventing falls
by Leah Ward
Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima now has a small army of fitness instructors who have as their mission nothing less than preventing falls among the elderly, a leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations across the state.

11/15/09 Fall Prevention
ANDY SAWYER/Yakima Herald-Republic
Celia Young, in pink, leads a training class at North Star Lodge in Yakima, Wash. Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 for people who will be conducting senior fitness classes.