Matter of Balance
- 8-week session!
- Tuesdays, March 11—April 29, 2014
- 1 pm - 3 pm
- Oshtemo Branch Library
- Session Full; call 269-553-7992 for a waitlist
Reduce the Fear of Falling
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. This 8-week workshop is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
The program is designed to benefit older adults who have sustained a fall in the past; restrict activities because of concerns about falling; are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength; or are age 60 or older, ambulatory and able to problem-solve. Participants will learn how to view falls and fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals for increasing activity; change their environment to reduce fall risk factors; and exercise to increase strength and balance.
Presented by Kalamazoo County Area Agency on Aging Region IIIA.
Registration is required; to register for the entire 8-week workshop, call 269-553-7992