Does removing trip hazards make you safer?
The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and Nymbl are committed to helping Colorado’s older adults achieve their best health, free from falling.
Every day, there are trip hazards around you that can increase your risk of falling. However, simply removing them does not necessarily prevent you from falling. This is because trip hazards are often unavoidable, both inside and outside of your home. These daily movements, like stepping from your tile to your carpet or lifting your foot over a rug, are important training experiences for your brain and body.
If you’re struggling with the fear of falling, you are not alone. It’s important to remember that falls are preventable and you can improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling by including balance training into your daily routine. Effective balance training teaches your brain and body to work together, also known as dual-tasking. Dual-tasking challenges you to think and move at the same time, which helps your balance reflexes and better prepares you for the world and its many uncertainties. This is where Nymbl can help. Nymbl is a scientifically proven approach to fall prevention that makes balance both fun and effective – in the comfort and safety of your home!
The Nymbl Training app is available for free to the first 5,000 older adults age 60 and up in Colorado, fully covered by The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and the state of Colorado, in the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson counties, the City and County of Denver, the City and County of Broomfield and southwest Weld County. Grab your spot today to start improving your balance with Nymbl!
One of Nymbl’s users, Wendy, says “Thanks to Nymbl Training, I stopped my fall by finding and holding a support which I would not have done a month ago. My mind and body are learning to work together.”
2 Easy Ways You Can Get Free, Unlimited Access to Nymbl:
- Download the ‘Nymbl Training’ app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or
- Visit co.fallsfree.com