A Matter of Balance - Managing Concerns about Falls
This is a free four week course.
A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
Who should attend?
Anyone concerned about falls
Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength
Anyone who has fallen in the past
Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns
You will learn:
How to reduce fall hazards in your home
How to increase your strength and balance
How to improve your overall health through increased activity
This course has eight sessions. Each session is two hours long. Each session will be held at the same location, two days a week for four weeks.
Half of older adults experience fear of falling, and many respond to this concern by curtailing activity. Being inactive results in loss of muscle strength and balance, it can also compromise social interaction and increase the risk of isolation, depression and anxiety. Fear of falling can actually contribute to falling. One third of older adults fall each year. In 2005, a total of 15,802 persons aged <65 years died as a result of injuries from falls (CDC, 2008).
The event will be at Texas Health Arlington Memorial, McRae Building. Take the elevators to the basement and locate classrooms C7. Parking is available in the Vandergriff Garage and will be validated.
Seating is limited. If you find you are unable to attend, please call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355), so your seat can be released to someone on the waitlist.