“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falling” Offered in Concord
Presenter: Jennifer Brechtel
Date/Time: Tuesday’s June 4 – July 23, 10-12pm
Cost/Registration: Free. To register, call Concord Regional VNA at (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815.
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?
People who experience a fear of falling often limit their physical activities, which can result in loss of strength, reduced muscle tone, and balance problems, making the risk of falling greater.
“A Matter of Balance” is an eight-week fall prevention program that gives older adults the self-confidence to reduce their fear of falling and improve their activity levels. The program will be held on Tuesdays beginning June 4 through July 23 from 10 a.m. – Noon at the GoodLife Programs & Activities, 254 North State Street, Concord. This program is offered at no charge – registration required.
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