Senior Resource Center to offer A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

Posted July 14, 2014 at 8:30 am     Category: News ReleaseSenior Resource Center

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – 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.

By attending “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” you will:

  • Set realistic goals for staying active
  • Learn how to stay safe at home
  • Complete exercises to increase strength and balance
  • Learn how to identify and control your fear of falling

The class is conducted by trained coaches in eight sessions and will meet on Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. beginning September 8.  The program’s goals are to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and increase activity levels and confidence among older adults. The class is free but registration is required.

To register or to obtain more information, call Shantel R. Davis at  (910) 798-6409.

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Release Contact:

Greg Kennedy
Program Manager
Senior Resource Center
(910) 798-6403

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