A Matter of BalanceEvery Tuesday at 1:00pm-3:00pm (Ends on November 16, 2017)
Every Thursday at 1:00pm-3:00pm (Ends on November 16, 2017)
Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:00pm
CLASS IS FULL! PLEASE CALL OUR WELCOME DESK TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST.
According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is for you.
Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent.
A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.
This 8-session workshop will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 24-November 16 from 1-3 pm. The total cost is $20 and participants are requested to attend at least 5 of the sessions. We can not accept new participants after session 2. A workbook is provided and refreshments will be served. Space is limited!
Open to all.