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FREE Fall Prevention Workshop Sept 18


1 in 3 Older Adults Experience A Fall 

Learn how you can prevent falls and reduce your risk of falling.  

This FREE workshop:

  • Covers home and community safety tips

  • Educates on the systems/senses involved in balance

  • Addresses the factors that contribute to falls (including

  • medications, health/medical conditions)

  • Describes the role of exercise in fall prevention

  • Shows how we check for balance

  • Demonstrates exercises/treatments for improving balance


Date:            Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time:            1:00-2:00 pm
Location:       Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N Court St
Cost:             Free to all! Bring a friend

Register:       Call 530.246.9622  

PRESS RELEASE

During National Falls Prevention Awareness Month, the Shasta Family YMCA wants Redding residents to learn the risk factors for falls and how to prevent them

Redding, CA September 1, 2019 – September is National Falls Prevention Awareness Month and the Shasta Family YMCA is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free Coalition to help raise awareness and prevention of falls in our community. 

Each year, it’s estimated that one out of four Americans aged 65 or older will suffer a fall, leaving many adults with a fear of falling that can cause them to limit physical activities. This leads to reduced mobility and diminished quality of life and can increase their risk of falling. In addition, as the population ages falls put an immense strain on the health care system, with the financial toll expected to reach $67.7 billion by 2020.

The good news is that falls are preventable. With a focus on healthy aging, the Y is committed to helping older adults learn their fall risk and provide resources that can help them reduce their risk for falls.

The first step to prevention is understanding risk. Older adults can assess their fall risk by taking a simple test available on our website and attend a FREE Fall Prevention Workshop on September 18 from 1:00-2:00pm.  The YMCA is presenting this valuable workshop in partnership with the Rose Center co-owner Michael Dendas. Mike has over 14 years of experience in geriatric rehabilitation. He utilizes exercise-based treatment approaches with an emphasis on posture and total body conditioning.

“Even older adults who are in good health can suffer a fall, and many families oftentimes underestimate the risks and steps needed to prevent them,” said Kristen Lyons, CEO, Shasta Family YMCA. “Fortunately, community-based organizations like the Y are a great resource for any older adult, family member or caregiver who wants to learn what they can do to not only decrease the risk of a fall but improve overall health and well-being.”

The Shasta Family YMCA is helping to improve the health and well-being of older adults across the country through programs like Enhance®Fitness, an evidence-based program proven to improve strength, balance and mobility.  Enhance®Fitness classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am and include before and after assessments to track participant’s progress.  With regular attendance, participants are seeing great results. “Enhance®Fitness has been perfect for me because it has increased my stamina, flexibility and range of motion.  I have had three surgeries and one minor stroke, but this class has helped me develop my skills and strength so that am getting stronger with each class.,” said Vicki Sharp, class participant.  To learn more about the Shasta Family YMCA’s Enhance®Fitness program and other Senior fitness programs, please contact our Member Services at 530.246.9622.

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ENROLL NOW - Diabetes Prevention Program Session Starts SEPT 4 | News | Shasta Family YMCA

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NEW DIABETES PREVENTION CLASS STARTS SEPT 4, ENROLL NOW! Call 768-2185 for more information.

Shasta Family YMCA is proud to announce that they will offer a new sesion of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program – starting on September 4. The YMCA's Diabetes Preventin Progream an evidence-based program shown to reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes – one of the nation’s costliest chronic diseases. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a group-based lifestyle intervention for adults at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and has been shown to reduce the number of new cases of diabetes by 58 percent overall and by 71 percent in adults over 60.  

Shata Family YMCA launched the first session in January 2019 and participants have lost weight, feel better and found that it has helped them achieve long term lifetyle changes.  Here is what one participant had to say, "This program has changed my life!  I am now within 4 pounds of my 3rd 7% goal (-47lbs)!  I have been dieting since I was 11 years old. I have never found a program that has totally addressed everything a person seeking a healthier life needs.....until now!  Looking at food in a completely different way, looking at the causes of choosing unhealthy over healthy, learning about the benefits of activity, having support from the staff and classmates, a commitment to be here for a year, it has been amazing.  I believe this program is the best, and hope others will take advantage of it!"

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program with 19 sessions in the first 6 months of the program followed by 6 monthly sessions in the second 6 months of the program. In a relaxed classroom setting, a trained Lifestyle Coach helps participants learn skills to help them incorporate healthy eating, increased physical activity, and other behavior changes into their everyday lives.  The goals of the program are 7 percent weight loss and an increase in physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week. To be eligible for this program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight with a BMI of 25 or greater, and at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes. People under 18 and persons diagnosed with diabetes do not qualify. A Y membership is not required for participation. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevetion Program.

For more information about this program or to enroll, contact Pauline Asbill at 530-768-2185 or visit www.sfymca.com/dpp.

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Golf Tournament on Sept 6, Register Today!


Our first-ever Inaugural Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 6 at Gold Hills Golf Club!

Inaugural YMCA Golf Tournament – Partnering for a Better Us!

Join us for a relaxing Friday morning at Gold Hills Golf Club and partner with us to make our community better! Registration includes 18 holes with cart scramble, event swag bag, on-course games, hole-in-one contest, raffle prizes, tri-tip lunch, and awards ceremony. When you partner with the Y, we can address critical community needs and provide high impact programs that change lives! Register online at sfymca.org/golf or by calling 530-246-9622.

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