Never Too Late - July 2022

Healthy Living

A Matter of Balance Offered in Person

Sept., 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29* Tuesdays & Thursdays | 1 – 3 pm Tucson Estates 5900 W Western Way Circle (Multi-Purpose Hall)

July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, Aug. 1, 3* Mondays & Wednesdays | 1:30 – 3:30 pm

600 S. Country Club Rd., Fitness Room

Contribution Fee: $30.00 (covers your book and supplies) Many older adults become concerned about their balance and falling as they age. They may 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. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 8-15 participants led by a trained facilitator.

The program enables participants to achieve significant goals. They gain confidence by learning to: • Overcome the fear of falling and learn to view falls as controllable • Set goals for increasing activity • Recognize fall hazards • Make changes to reduce fall risk at home • Exercise to increase strength and balance What do participants learn?

Who should attend?

The program is designed to benefit older adults who: • Are concerned about falls • Have sustained falls in the past • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength

• Are age 60 or older, community-dwelling and able to problem solve

For more information and to register, contact Jennie at (520) 305-3410.

*Events subject to change due to health precautions. See page 31 for details.

July 2022, Never Too Late | Page 15

Pima Council on Aging

Made with FlippingBook Converter PDF to HTML5