What do you think Castle Rock Fire and Rescue's most common emergency response is for calls to service?
Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. For older people, a break can be the start of more serious problems, such as a trip to the hospital, injury or even disability. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. If you are afraid or at risk of falling, know that you aren't alone and that help is available to you in order to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle!
Castle Rock Fire and Rescue has partnered with Nymbl and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) in offering you the Nymbl app - for free! Nymbl's free balance training app improves your balance, steadiness in walking and confidence! It is accessed using your phone or tablet (so it's always with you, no matter where you are), and is free to all adults ages 60+ in the greater Denver area, including those in Douglas County.
As your first responders, we see how life-altering falls can be. Your health and wellness matter to us, so CRFD encourages you to download the Nymbl app on your phone now. This free and scientifically proven app can help you stay or become more active today. This scientifically proven balance training program can improve balance by 30%. Nymbl combines fun brain games and simple body movements that help improve balance in just 10 minutes per day.
Whether you're seated or standing, Nymbl is enjoyable, doesn't require sweating or strenuous activity, and reconnects your brain and body with simple exercises and fun brain games.
Don't have a phone or tablet for the Nymbl app? No problem! Enroll in Nymbl for free on the desktop using your email address and gain access to Nymbl's email health tips from Nymbl's fall prevention expert and physical therapist Dr. Nathan Estrada. It's completely free, just like the Nymbl app!