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Valuable program offered

The prospect of taking a fall is a major fear among the elderly, with the threat of life-ending injuries occurring as a result.

Next month, the Area Agency on Aging will be offering the program “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older individuals.

Those in the class will learn to set goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn exercises to increase strength and balance.

If you are of the age affected, we recommend you contact the agency at at 1-800-582-7277 to register for these classes, which will run from March 21-April 12.

And we urge readers to, please, spread the word to seniors you may know.

There is no need for the elderly to live in fear and this class will go a long way to ease those concerns and offer preventive help.