NORWAY — Healthy Oxford Hills, the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center at Stephens Memorial Hospital
and the South Paris First Congregational Church are partnering to offer
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and
Thursdays starting July 14. The program will run for four
weeks at a cost of $10. A workbook is provided and refreshments are
served.
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.
Call Kate Goldberg at 739-6222 to register or for more information.


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