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Sharing a research article: To what extent do older adult community exercise programs in Winnipeg, Canada address balance...

Posted December 11, 2019

To what extent do older adult community exercise programs in Winnipeg, Canada address balance include effective fall prevention exercise? A descriptive self-report study (2019).


This study provides important data on older adult community exercise programs in real-world settings. The findings have implications for considering the potential of community exercise programs as effective fall prevention interventions. Most older adult community exercise programs described in the current study did not include effective fall prevention exercise, and suggest that existing programs are not sufficiently specific if fall prevention is a goal. Moving forward, the study recommends that future consideration of fall prevention exercise in community settings should focus specifically on programs with an explicit fall prevention goal. Next steps should explore factors influencing the implementation of evidence-based fall prevention exercise to facilitate decision-making and planning at the program and policy levels.