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Fearless Falling Program and Demonstration Presented by Mike Grigsby, Fearless Falling Program Creator
June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
The “falling epidemic” sends over 60,000 adults to the ER every week, and over 400 of them die as a result of their fall. If you are 65 or over, you have a 1 in 3 chance of having an accidental fall this year. But, there are positive actions you can take to greatly reduce your chances of serious injury from falling. These involve improving yourself, your environment, and your attitude.
In the presentation, Mike Grigsby, Fearless Falling program creator, will teach actual falling techniques by demonstrating how they work on a small gym mat. He will answer questions about falling safely and how to handle different situations.
In the last seven years, Mike has taught hundreds of elders how to fall safely. He regularly teaches Fearless Falling classes at the Whetstone Community Center in Clintonville and at the Worthington Griswold Center, and is the Head Instructor of the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at The Ohio State University.
This program is offered as part of the Aging with Intention series, which is an on-going collaborative effort of the FCC Older Adult Ministry, the Burkhart Center, and the C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio to build community, to educate, and to inspire, focusing on issues that pertain to aging. Registration is encouraged, but is not essential. This program is offered free of charge. A free-will offering will be invited. Register at www.theburkhartcenter.org/classes