Senior Fall Prevention News 

  Night Falls
  Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:00pm at the Whetstone Community Center
  Starting on November 2nd, 2022

OSU Retirees Association presentation on September 21st, 2022
"A Deeper Look at Tai Chi for Falls Prevention"

This presentation explained both why it took so long for Tai Chi to become "evidence-based" as a falls prevention intervention, and the specific features of Tai Chi that make it one of the very best exercises, particularly for seniors.

Head hitNational Concussion Awareness Day
              was Sept. 16th, 2022

<=  Don't do this!  

TUCK your chin tightly if you fall back or to the side.

Fearless Falling Presentation on May 17th, 2022

Mt. Carmel  Rehabilitation Hospital, Westerville, OH
Right way to fall

Wrong way
       Thanks to Ms. Alesha Seay for the photos above, and for arranging the demonstration.

  April 29th, 2022, A special visitor to the Whetstone Fearless Falling class:
PattyL-with class
  Patty L. (far right) travelled from Kansas City, Missouri to join our class for a day
 and get some personal instruction in practicing safe falling.

 Patty was fit, but had a balance issue, and needed to learn how to fall safely.  The locally available classes were only about falls prevention; with general exercise and health advice.  The only classes she could find, besides Fearless Falling, that actually taught something about how to fall safely were in Holland and Hawaii!

Gerlach Center for Senior Health Demonstration
At the new Ohio Health Neuroscience Wellness Center
Wednesday, Apr.  20th, 2022                      
Our presentation was well-received with many good questions and comments.
Thanks to Ms. Debbie Buddie, Supervisor - Senior Health Services

The Swedish Judo Association

teaches falling skills in the Judo4Balance program

Study published in April, 2021:
Judo4Balance study
Followup pre-study:


Judo4Balance seniors

Rockettes move

2020 National Falls Prevention 

Awareness Week

Was September 21st - 25th
More information at:

** Click here to check out Fall Prevention online lessons
and tips from Central Ohio Primary Care **

Instructional Fearless Falling videos from the Central Ohio Primary Care presentation:

How to Prevent Falls                        How to Fall Safely  

Prevent fallsHow to fall
-- Click on pictures for YouTube videos --
Videos  courtesy of  Andrew Brantley, Central Ohio Primary Care

Flourish Franklin County

Flourish Franklin County
This was a virtual Senior Fair broadcast locally on 9-30-2020.
To see the full event on YouTube, Click the picture above.
The 30 minute Fearless Falling presentation starts at 52:34 and ends at 1:25:00.

Thanks to Janet Caldwell, Franklin County Office on Aging
280 East Broad Street, Room 300, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4527
Tel: 614-525-5230
Production by Columbus City Television,  CTV

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WOSU All Sides show: June Interview
with Fearless Falling Instructor
Mike Grigsby
June 12th, 2019

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, was national

Falls Prevention Awareness Day

All Sides with Ann Fisher -- January 10th, 2018 Interview

WOSU interview    

New York Times article, Jan. 2nd, 2018 on Dutch fall prevention programs:

Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure

Dutch falling class