Due to the fact 2019, Healthy Living for ME and associates of its statewide community have achieved over 2,100 Mainers as a result of approximately 200 workshops held to help the prevention and reduction of falls in Maine.
“Falls are a severe health problem for numerous Mainers. Concerns about slipping, as perfectly as accidents ensuing from falls, can severely affect a person’s capability to keep on being dwelling independently in their house and neighborhood. We are so happy that around the three many years of this grant that we were being capable to get to so lots of Mainers and aid them make improvements to their high quality of lifestyle via these workshops,” said Jennifer Fortin, instruction and fidelity manager at Healthy Living for ME.
According to the United States Heart for Sickness Manage and Prevention, every year one in four older people over the age of 65 activities a tumble. Just one in each five falls triggers a serious injury and 3 million more mature adults obtain emergency room treatment since of a tumble per year.
The a few-12 months Administration for Neighborhood Dwelling falls prevention grant was awarded to Healthy Living for ME in 2019 and ran via April. Healthy Living for ME and their neighborhood companions exceeded the grant objectives. Through the grant, 4 distinctive workshops have been provided: A Subject of Balance, Bingocize, Tai Chi for Health and Harmony, and EnhanceFitness.
The workshops had been offered both of those in-person and on the net by 15 distinctive neighborhood partners during the state. These partners had been: Aroostook Company on Growing older, SeniorsPlus, Spectrum Generations, Southern Maine Location Agency on Ageing, Jap Spot Company on Growing old, MaineGeneral, Central Lincoln County YMCA, Boothbay YMCA, Kennebec Valley YMCA, Area 9 Mastering Center, Franklin County Adult Schooling, All the Variation, LLC., Central Maine Healthcare, Holli Nicknair, and Vitality +. Numerous of these corporations stay as active companions with the HL4ME community, providing workshops on matters other than falls prevention.
Overall, participants documented considerable fulfillment with their experience and beneficial way of living variations due to the HL4ME workshops.
- 98 % of members confirmed they will enhance activity due to training from a falls avoidance workshop
- 98 % of members verified they have produced positive improvements due to using a falls prevention workshop
- 96 percent of contributors really feel far more satisfied with everyday living right after getting a falls prevention workshop
- 94 per cent of members experience more cozy conversing to their healthcare supplier about slipping immediately after completing a falls avoidance workshop
- 87 percent of participants felt considerably less dread of slipping
- 86 p.c of members would recommend the workshop to a close friend
1 participant of a Tai Chi for Health & Harmony workshop mentioned, “They did an excellent occupation, really committed to encouraging us… gives fantastic useful resource and instructions and personalizes guidelines.”
A further participant reported, “As we progressed I felt a lot more safe carrying out other actual physical pursuits that involve electrical power and harmony. Also the means to chill out bodily actually enhanced my psychological outlook.”
In addition to Falls Prevention workshops, Healthy Living for ME provides various other workshops that are supplied for totally free, or at a small-expense, and are open to grownup Mainers of any age. Other workshop subject areas consist of persistent sickness self-administration, support for caregivers, diabetes prevention and administration, and guidance for folks dwelling with acquired brain injuries or mental and/or developmental disabilities.
Healthy Living for ME welcomes referrals from healthcare suppliers. Our proof-primarily based programming can assist clients manage and prevent disorders in advance of they grow to be far more critical or result in emergency conditions.
To discover additional about Healthy Living for ME and the workshops provided as a result of the community, go to www.healthylivingforme.org.