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Falls Awareness


Take a Stand Against Falls

Falls, currently the leading cause of traumatic injury in Palm Beach County, can happen to anyone. The good news is that falls can often be prevented. The Health Care District of Palm Beach County, in partnership with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the Board of County Commissioners, are pleased to provide information, resources and practical tips to the Palm Beach County community to help prevent falls. 

Prevent Falls PBC App

Download our FREE Prevent Falls PBC app for valuable falls prevention resources, checklists and additional information.

App home page

Features include:

- Tai Ji Quan Classes

-Balance Screening

-Resources

-Push Notifications

-Weather Alerts



Falls Prevention App QR Code

Get it on the Apple Store Get it on the Google Play Store

Join Us for Free Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® Classes:

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® (TJQMBB) is a research-based balance training program developed by Dr. Fuzhong Li, a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute. Designed specifically for older adults at risk of falling and individuals with balance disorders, the program offers a wide range of health benefits, including improved balance, increased lower-extremity strength, enhanced physical performance, and most importantly, the prevention of falls and injurious falls.

Locations:

Open to the Public:

South County Civic Center, Delray Beach, FL

16700 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446 (Outside Under the Pavilion)

Mondays-Fridays: 8:30 am-9:30 am

Tuesdays/Thursdays: 10:00am-11:00am

St, Mary's Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL

901 45th St. West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (Palm Beach Children's Hospital Entrance)

Mondays & Fridays: 5:00 pm-6:00pm

ID required for hospital security access.

West Boynton Park & Recreation Center

6000 Northtree Blvd. Lake Worth, FL 33463

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-10:30am

Additional locations coming soon!

 

Six Steps to Prevent a Fall

6 Steps to Prevent Falls

 Download Checklist (English) 

Download Checklist (Spanish)

This Falls Prevention Program is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,000,000.00 with 100 percentage funded by ACL/HHS and $0 and 0 percentage funded by non-government source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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