Manage concerns about falls

Manage concerns about falls

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” is a program for you.

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. “A Matter of Balance” can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent.

“A Matter of Balance” is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

Holmes County General Health District is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls on Tuesdays, Oct. 3- Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.- noon at Danbury Senior Living, 4245 Glen Dr., Millersburg. There is no cost to this program. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.

Call Kerry MacQueen at 330-674-5035 ext. 251 to register or for more information.

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