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) More locations will become available and are being scheduled.
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.
*Classes are subject to change due to health precautions. See page 29 for details.
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Pima Council on Aging
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