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Falls management class offered at Proctor’s Landing

ROME TOWNSHIP — A program aimed at preventing falls among the elderly is scheduled for March 21-April 12 at Proctor’s Landing.

“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. 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. There is no charge to attend.

Classes will be from 1-3 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Those participating should attend all classes.

Those interested in participating can call Carla Cox at the Area Agency on Aging, District 7 at 1-800-582-7277 Ext. 284, or Hannah Hollingshead at the same number, ext. 247.

Registration deadline is March 14.