Balance improvement program to be offered

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STRONG – SeniorsPlus will offer a “Matter of Balance: Conquering the Fear of Falling” course beginning Tuesday, April 18, at the Forster Memorial Building. The class will address participants’ concerns about falls with practical planning and balance and strength training.

The sessions will be held for four weeks from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be a materials fee of $10. The course will be led by Sandy Gregor of SeniorsPlus, and participants can register by calling 1-888-234-3921.

The course is open to anyone concerned about falls and interested in improving their balance, flexibility and strength.

SeniorsPlus just concluded a series in Kingfield, Gregor said, with good results.

“People really felt the difference in both their confidence levels and their physical abilities in just four short weeks,” she said. “In fact, we owe the ability to offer this class in Strong to the enthusiasm of one of the participants who wanted more people in her area to have this opportunity.”

Gregor said resident Phyllis Brackley organized the class after attending the session in Kingfield. “It’s wonderful when people see something like this really making a difference,” she said.

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