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Call for SAIL exercise class instructors

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SAIL is an evidence-based program designed to prevent falls and includes exercise classes, educational materials and self-assessments. The classes are designed specifically for older adults and focus on strengthening, balance, flexibility and aerobics.

What: SAIL Instructor Training
When: March 26 – 27, 2014 from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Knox County Health Department, 140 Dameron Ave.
Cost: $50.00
How: Register by calling Rachel Frazier at 865-215-5175 or

SAIL Instructor Requirements

  • Must hold a current fitness certification,
  • Or must have completed an Associate, Bachelors or Masters degree in Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Recreational Therapy; and
  • Must have attended and completed the entire two-day SAIL training at KCHD or online training course

Why does KCHD have a fall prevention program?

According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the third leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. with 83 percent of these occurring among adults 65 and older. One in 10 adults in this age group will suffer a serious injury from falling, such as a broken hip. In addition, more than 40 percent of those hospitalized due to a hip fracture cannot live independently and will never return home.

According to mortality statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health, approximately 20 Knox County seniors die each year from injuries received during a fall. From 2006 to 2009, 7,025 Knox County adults 65 years or older sought hospital care due to falls (Knox County Hospital Discharge records).

Click here to learn more about our SAIL program.

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please Note:

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.
Clinics will also open at 10 a.m. (Main location), and 10:30 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays:
  • January 18
  • April 19
  • July 19
  • September 20

*All other offices will open at 8 a.m.

Infant and childhood immunizations as well as adult vaccines by appointment ONLY. Please call 865-215-5950.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Clinics will also open at 10 a.m. (Main location), and 10:30 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays:
  • January 18
  • April 19
  • July 19
  • September 20

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