Nymbl ready to keep older adults mobile during Falls Prevention Week
Nymbl App now available in Spanish ~
DENVER, CO – Ahead of the national Falls Prevention Awareness Week this September, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and digital health partner Nymbl Science are drawing attention to the impact of falls, which remain the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. The DRCOG-Nymbl partnership gives Denver regional residents aged 60 and older access to an at-home mobility enhancement program scientifically proven to reduce fall risk. Nymbl’s program helps more older adults in the Denver region alone than nation-wide falls prevention efforts.
The annual Falls Prevention Awareness Week is a national health campaign sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) that seeks to increase awareness for falls health and injury prevention. It will be from Monday, Sept. 18 to Friday, Sept. 22, 2023.
Nymbl’s balance training and education program takes a novel approach to balance improvement, deployed as a fun, easy, and personalized app that takes just 10 minutes a day. The program only requires a smartphone or tablet and does not require high-speed internet, removing the barriers of high costs, travel to appointments, and time commitments that come with traditional falls prevention methods. Since its launch in 2021, the DRCOG-funded Nymbl partnership has already enrolled more than 25,000 users aged 60 and older in the region who have completed more than 315,000 total Nymbl training sessions.
“The DRCOG team is thrilled to shine the spotlight on our Nymbl partnership for Falls Prevention Awareness Week,” said Jayla Sanchez-Warren, Director of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) at DRCOG. “In just two short years, we’ve given so many residents access to falls prevention care with a fun and effective solution that removes the barriers to mobility care. Now, our partnership is removing another barrier to meet the needs of our Hispanic population.”
To expand access to care for the greater Denver population, DRCOG and Nymbl are excited to announce that the Nymbl app is now available in Spanish to meet the needs of the region’s massive Hispanic population. More than 607,000 Hispanics reside in the Greater Denver area, making up 22 percent of the region’s population. The Spanish language addition extends DRCOG and Nymbl’s shared mission of making mobility care equitable for older adults by meeting the needs of a frequently unaddressed segment.
“Denver isn’t just our headquarters; it’s where we raise our families. We’re thrilled to see our increasingly expansive impact on our local community, especially with the addition of the Spanish language feature,” said Ed Likovich, CEO of Nymbl Science. “We are privileged to welcome older adults into our offices monthly, gathering feedback about our programs from the people we build them for. Their sheer enthusiasm for using Nymbl is a constant reminder of the difference we’re making in their lives. It reinforces our commitment to serving them better every day.”
The Denver Regional Council of Governments is a planning organization where local governments collaborate to establish guidelines, set policy and allocate funding in the areas of transportation and personal mobility; growth and development; and aging and disability resources.
About Nymbl Science
Nymbl is the only company providing digital balance training that is scalable, insightful, and cost-saving for our partners and effective and engaging for older adults. Our scientifically validated balance training program trains the brain and body to work together, known as dual-tasking. Using just a smart device, and in only 10 minutes a day, older adults are preserving and enhancing their freedom and enjoyment of life with Nymbl. We believe it is necessary to empower older adults to increase confidence and the ability to fully participate in life because aging is not less. Join us on our way to preventing 1 million falls. For more information, visit www.nymblscience.com.