Panhandle Health District 800-878-2364

Fit & Fall Proof

Older couple on bicycles on tree-lined path

Balance for life.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for everyone. We want to know how you are doing! Please let us know what you feel could be done now and in the future to better support you, and the community at large, during times such as those we have been experiencing by Filling out this brief survey. Thank you!

Fit and Fall Proof™ is a FREE exercise program designed to strengthen older adults, so they fall less. Classes target individuals 65 years and older but are open to all ages. The program provides seniors with moderate-intensity exercises taught by trained volunteers in a variety of locations throughout the five northern counties. These classes focus on strength, flexibility, mobility and balance and not only provide functional fitness, but offer a social aspect as well.

Fit and Fall Proof™ is changing lives!

Results for attendees who participated in the pre- and post- Timed Up and Go test demonstrate great improvement in mobility after participating for 10 weeks. New participants show the greatest improvement in mobility. Classes are offered in Kootenai, Benewah, Boundary, Shoshone and Bonner Counties.

Find Classes

Bonner County

Blanchard Community Center
685 Rusho Ln, Blanchard
Tue/Thur 9:30am

Priest River Senior Center
339 Jackson Ave, Priest River
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00am

Sandpoint Area Sr. Ctr. (SASi)
820 Main St, Sandpoint
Fri 1:00pm

Sandpoint (Ponderay) Cedar Hills Church
227 McGhee Rd., Sandpoint
Tue/Thur 11:00am



Boundary County

Bonners Ferry VFW Hospitality Center
6635 Lincoln, Bonners Ferry
Mon/Fri 1:00pm

Benewah County

Fernwood Senior Center
64006 Highway 3 Fernwood, ID
Wed/Fri 9:00am

St. Maries First Presbyterian Church
1100 College Ave. St. Maries, ID
Tue 9:30 – 10:30am
Thu 10:30 – 11:30am

Kootenai County

Athol Community Center
30355 N 3rd St, Athol
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30am

Bestland Retirement Center
606 E Best Ave, CDA
Mon/Thur 9:30am

Harrison Senior Center
103 Pine St, Harrison
Mon 9:30am
Thur 10:30am

Hauser Fire Station
10728 Hauser Lake Rd, Hauser
Tue/Thur 9:00am

Hayden Senior Center
9428 N Government Way, Hayden
Mon/Thur 9:00am
Mon 1:00pm
Tue/Fri 9:30am

Harding Family Center
411 N. 15th St., CDA
Tue/Thur 11:30

Lake City Senior Center
1916 N Lakewood Dr, Coeur d’Alene
Tue/Thur 10:00am

North Star Retirement Community
2340 W Seltice Way, Coeur d’Alene
Contact for Details

Post Falls Senior Center
1215 E 3rd Ave, Post Falls
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30am

Rathdrum Senior Center
8037 Montana St., Rathdrum
Tue/Thur 10:00am

Shoshone County

Kellogg Senior Center
211 McKinley Ave. W Kellogg, ID
Mon/Wed 9:00am


Gary Patterson, Program Coordinator
Phone: (208) 415-5242
Address: 8500 N. Atlas Rd. Hayden, ID 83835

1st Annual Pedometer Walking Challenge

Members of Fit and Fall Proof classes throughout the Panhandle Health District demonstrated incredible willpower and tenacity from November 30, 2020 to  March 28, 2021 by walking a combined 20,944,477 steps in the 1st Annual Pedometer Walking Challenge. Using the fact that 1 mile = 2000 to 2500 steps, depending on stride length, the calculated miles walked in those 4 months would fall somewhere between 8,378 and 10,472! Join our next walking challenge by contacting Gary (contact information listed above).

We would walk 10,000 miles

And we would walk 10,000 more

Just to prove to folks that we can walk

Those miles…and so much more!