Community falls management class set for Oct. 12

Published 9:04 am Tuesday, October 3, 2017

PROCTORVILLE — Could you or someone you know benefit from helpful hints about preventing falls? Have you or someone you know turned down a chance to go out with family and friends because of a concern about falling? Have you or someone you know become afraid of a favorite activity due to a fear of falling?

If so, there is a program offered locally through the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) that is specifically designed to help with these and other similar concerns.

The program, “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.

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Participants in the class 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.

Attending classes can help improve quality of life and independence…and, there is no charge to attend.

Upcoming classes in Lawrence County will be at Wyngate at RiversEdge Senior Living Community, located at 7694 County Road 107 in Proctorville. Sessions will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays from Oct. 12- Nov. 3. Registration deadline is Oct. 6.

If you are interested in participating in the upcoming A Matter of Balance series in Proctorville, call the AAA7 at 1-800-582-7277 – Carla Cox (ext. 284) or Jennifer Atkinson (ext. 247). Class size is limited.