Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, one out of three older people fall each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Why should they, you may ask. Because falling once doubles their chances of falling again.

The national award-winning FallProof™ Balance and Mobility program utilizes a multidimensional approach to the assessment and treatment of balance-related problems.  This theory-driven program has proven to be effective in reducing fall risk among older adults identified at moderate-to-high risk for falls.  This intensive, evidence-based program was developed by Debra J. Rose, Ph.D., the Director of the Center for Successful Aging at California State University, Fullerton, and a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology.  Dr. Rose has considerable experience working with older adults with balance and mobility impairments.  She is widely published in the areas of motor control and balance research, and is a frequent speaker in the areas of fall-risk reduction, balance and mobility.

For the past 10 years, the Petaluma Senior Center has offered this program, which is supported by volunteers from Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College, Dominican University, and many Petaluma community members. Due to its popularity, there is often a waiting list. PPSC is pleased to announce that we now have four certified FallProof Balance and Mobility Specialist instructors. The certification process for these instructors requires approximately 100 hours of online coursework, a 3-day competency workshop, and a final examination. The new instructors are well-trained and ready to begin teaching classes.

To get more information on these classes, contact PPSC at admin@petalumapeople.org or call 707-765-8488.

For more information on any of these classes please call PPSC for more information –  707-765-8488.

Forms you will need to complete for the class:

Medical Clearance of Personal Physician

FallProof Waiver and Release Form 2023

FallProof Health and Activity Questionnaire 2023

Balance Efficacy Scale 2016

For the flyer and more information: FallProof Flyer Summer 2023

FallProof! Spanish: FallProof Flyer in Spanish 7 2023