Seniors

Seniors Invited to Participate in Alexandria Fall Prevention Study: Sign Up By June 6

Participants Receive 8-Weeks FREE Exercise Classes and FREE Health Screening

PK Move, an Alexandria non-profit dedicated to sharing the transformative power of parkour (moving through your environment in a smooth, efficient manner) serves people who benefit from on-site, adaptive training.

 

Their flagship program, PK Silver, is designed for participants over 50 and focuses mainly on fall prevention. This is because one of every four adults 65+ falls each year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in senior citizens. “Learning to fall” and avoiding falls are a key element in parkour training. The program is a natural fit in addressing this national crisis. 

 

Dr. Alexei Wong from Marymount University is conducting the senior study.

Working with Dr. Alexei Wong of Marymount University to conduct an evidence-based study of PK Silver, PK Move hopes to validate and improve its program, and have it declared a proven fall prevention program, perhaps using the study results to get a grant to expand classes, thereby helping more older folks to avoid falls. 

Classes will be held through the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA).

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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