Thank you for your thoughts! I think that the cost will be a huge barrier, so standardized solutions to market could be a great option. I also want to research more about options for funding that could be available. If we could raise funds to help make things more affordable, there might be more options!
Hi Kate, That wasn't a part of my original idea, but I think it sounds like a good addition. We do wellness checks here, but it could be a good addition to the 'service'. Adding in a team that could make recommendations to individuals would be a great place to start!
I added a couple of stock photos, per your suggestion...I hope they draw in some additional attention!
Thanks for the input and reaching out to Zandri for me!
Hey Paul- This idea is so interesting to me because it's thinking about prevention rather than reacting to the fall itself. I think that a program that would be specifically target at the elderly might be a good option, rather than having it open to everyone. I think sometimes that more elderly are deterred from active fitness routines for self conscious reasons. They don't want to admit that they don't feel as steady on their feet is something that hurts their ego but if they were to be in a 'safe' environment that was working with people whom are all in the same situation might be more comfortable? I would consider some educational practices in the classes as well, that would specifically talk about being aware of your environment and the challenges that they might involve. Just as a piece of the physical prevention strategies, think about the mental awareness of challenges that could be present in their surroundings and possible strategies that older individuals could employ to counteract those challenges.