Do you have concerns about falling?
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
Classes begin February 27, 2012
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: Mondays and Wednesdays February 27 & 29, March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, & 21
Where: Warren County Learning Center, Williamsport
One time program fee $5
If interested in this program, please contact Purdue Extension Fountain County. This program is being offered in partnership with Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Program.
Physical acitivity 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 classes are currently being held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10am- 11am at the Friendship Circle Center in Covington, IN. There is no fee to participate, contact Purdue Extension Fountain County if 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.