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Do you have concerns about falling?

Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

Classes begin March 4, 2014

A Matter of Balance acknowledges the risk of falling but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this concern. The program is conducted in eight two-hour sessions.  During the class, participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable and set realistic goals for increasing activity.  They also find ways to change the environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

Who should attend?

            Anyone concerned about falls
Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
Anyone who has fallen in the past
Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns

      When:  Tuesdays in March and April:  March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; and April 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd.
Sessions are two hours in length and will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

      Where: Warren County Learning Center in Williamsport

      If interested in this program, please contact Monica Wilhoite at Purdue Extension Fountain County.  This program is being offered in partnership with the Area IV Agency on Aging. 


Physical activity program to meet the needs of older adults.
This class is designed to improve participants’ physical conditioning and to decrease risk of falling.  Benefits of EnhanceFitness include helping maintain or improve cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, balance, and flexibility. 

EnhanceFitness will be offered in the future.  Please contact Monica Wilhoite at Purdue Extension Fountain County if you are interested in participating.  Participants are encouraged to attend class on a regular basis and will receive an assessment to measure current physical ability at the beginning of the program.


Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Seniors:

Health and Human Sciences Extension - Programs, publications, Purdue web sites and other links for the aging.