Texas Health Denton offers 'Matter of Balance' Course
10/07/2013

DENTON, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton will be offering A Matter of Balance, a free eight-week course that focuses on managing concerns about falling and improving mobility in adults over the age of 60.

WHEN: Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., beginning Oct. 9 through Dec. 4 (excluding the week of Thanksgiving)

WHAT: Attend eight, two-hour sessions designed to help adults, 60+, reduce their fears of falling and improve their overall health and well-being through group discussion, problem-solving strategies and increased physical activity.

By attending these sessions, participants will learn:

  • How to reduce fall hazards in their home
  • How to increase their strength and balance
  • How to improve their overall health through increased activity

WHO: Adults 60+

WHERE: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
The Center for Women, Colorado Classroom
207 Bonnie Brae Street
Denton, TX 76201

WHY: 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, but 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, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

CONTACT: Seating is limited for this FREE event. To register, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) or visit TexasHealth.org/Classes.

For more information on the hospital, visit TexasHealth.org/Denton.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served North Texas and southern Oklahoma since 1987. The hospital’s services include: heart and vascular; a Level III neonatal intensive care unit; orthopedics and sports medicine; neck, spine and pain management; emergency medicine; an accredited sleep center; women’s services; and a weight loss surgery program that has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. As one of the largest employers in Denton County, Texas Health Denton has more than 900 employees and more than 300 physicians on the medical staff practicing in more than 45 specialties. Texas Health Denton is an accredited chest pain center, and is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and designated by the State of Texas as a Primary Stroke Facility. Texas Health Denton is an affiliate of Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.