Defy Gravity – Oasis Falls Prevention Initiative

Watch this informative video –
Learn more about how you can prevent a fall

When Alice McHugh fell, breaking a bone in her foot, she was just going about her daily routine. She’s on the mend now, but more committed than ever to get back to teaching Oasis falls prevention classes. Alice is featured in a new video with Dr. Laurie Punch, a BJC trauma surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine.
Find out what they have to say about how you can stay on your feet!


Falls Prevention Classes

Better Balance
Improve your balance and reduce fall risk through a multi-dimensional approach that improves muscle strength, flexibility, range of motion and confidence.

Matter of Balance
Almost half of older adults worry about falling. Learn factors that can lead to a fall and practical tips to keep yourself on your feet in this discussion-based program. Improved flexibility and range of motion with stretches and light movements introduced in the third class. Participants receive a workbook to keep.

Know your risk of falling

Take the eight-question risk assessment.

Falls Risk Assessment
1. How many times did you fall in the past year?
This assessment is based on the CDC STEADI screening.
*Please visit your primary care physician for more in-depth screening.*