Older adults will have free access to Nymbl’s at-home balance training solution; Nymbl’s personalized balance training combines simple body exercises with fun brain games, reducing the risk of falls, which affects a third of older adults per year
DENVER – April 29, 2021 – The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) has partnered with Denver-based Nymbl Science, the leader in digital, scalable fall prevention for older adults, to provide a free technology solution aimed at reducing the risk of falls for 5,000 older adults ages 60 and up in the Denver-metro area. Nymbl’s at-home digital balance training solution is scientifically proven and has been shown to improve balance by 30%, reducing the risk of falls and increasing independence and confidence.
Those eligible can sign up for the program, which is fully covered by DRCOG, through June 30, 2021. The Nymbl Training app only asks for a name, birth date, gender and zip code to verify eligibility. The 10 eligible Colorado counties include Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson counties, the City and County of Denver, the City and County of Broomfield and southwest Weld County. For more information, visit http://co.fallsfree.com.
“The risk of falling for older adults in Colorado is a serious public health threat post-pandemic as Americans venture out again, in some cases for the first time after months of inactivity,” said Jayla Sanchez-Warren, director for DRCOG’s Area Agency on Aging. “That’s why we’re excited to partner with Nymbl to provide free at-home balance training aimed at helping our older adult community feel strong, confident and empowered to leave home without the fear of falling.”
Increased isolation and decreased activity during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a 30 to 50% increase in fall rates among the older adult community. In Colorado, it’s estimated that 585,000 older adults are in the high-risk category for falls. Nymbl recently partnered with the Arvada Fire Department to provide their balance training program to Arvada residents. As a result, the department saw a 35% reduction in fall-related EMS calls in the Nymbl participants compared to previous years.
“One fall can be life changing. Nymbl’s mission is to prevent one million falls by empowering older adults with access to a safe and effective fall prevention method through our balance training program,” said Dr. Nathan Estrada, vice president of clinical for Nymbl Science.
Nymbl provides a personalized, at-home program that combines simple body exercises with fun brain games to challenge the body and mind at the same time, thus improving balance and confidence. The technology easily guides users through training sessions catered to their bodies through balance assessments, which allows for training sessions targeted with realistic goals and challenges for each individual. The program is internationally recognized as one out of four evidence-based digital strength and balance programs recommended for older adults by BMC Geriatrics, a leader in peer-reviewed healthcare research articles.
For more information, visit http://co.fallsfree.com.
About Nymbl Science
Nymbl is the only company providing digital balance training that is scalable, insightful, and cost saving for our partners and effective and engaging for older adults. Our scientifically validated balance training program trains the brain and body to work together, known as dual-tasking. Using just a smart device, and in only 10 minutes a day, older adults are preserving and enhancing their freedom and enjoyment of life with Nymbl. We believe it is necessary to empower older adults to increase their confidence and ability to fully participate in life. Join us on our way to preventing 1 million falls. For more information, visit www.nymblscience.com.