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from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Diseases & Conditions



Staying Healthy

Resources for Seniors

Organizations and government agencies in your area may offer special programs, services, or classes that will be useful in your efforts to reduce your risk of falling.

General Resources

Check the telephone directory for the phone number of resources such as:

  • Senior centers
  • Local YMCA/YWCA (or call (800) USA-YMCA for the phone number of the YMCAs in your area.)
  • High schools (swimming and other exercise classes for seniors)
  • Park/recreation districts
  • City, regional or state offices on aging


Many local AARP chapters hold educational meetings for members. Call (800) 424-3410 to find out if there is an AARP chapter in your town and the phone number for it.


Many hospitals offer lectures on health-related topics.

Churches and Synagogues

Inquire about senior group activities, educational lecture series or other programs.

Last Reviewed

July 2007

AAOS does not endorse any treatments, procedures, products, or physicians referenced herein. This information is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Anyone seeking specific orthopaedic advice or assistance should consult his or her orthopaedic surgeon, or locate one in your area through the AAOS Find an Orthopaedist program on this website.