Managing 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.
3/31/2020 - 4/28/2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sullivan Library - Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library 2 W. Water St. Sullivan, Il 61951
Catholic Charities of Decatur is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls at the Sullivan Library (Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library) located at 2 W. Water St. Sullivan, IL 61951. Classes will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning on Tuesday, March 31st 2020 – Tuesday, April 28th 2020 9AM-11AM. **NO CLASS on Thursday, April 16th. The program suggested donation is $20.00. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.
Please call Kim Freund 217-428-3458, ext. 238 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information. Class size is limited.