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One of the greatest fears all seniors have is being injured in a fall. Experiencing a fall is currently the leading cause of injury for senior citizens in America (Hegg, 2018). Over a third of senior citizens suffer a fall and experience a fall related injury that limits their movement as well as their ability to live independently according to National Institute of Health (NIH). This is partly because the ability to balance and stabilize oneself decreases with age. It is for this very reason that balance exercises are highly recommended by the NIH to maintain and increase balance (Strongboard Balance, N.A.).