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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.

Dates, times and locations for this event
May 7, 2014, 10:30 AM (Wednesday)  Location: McRae Building Room C7 
June 4, 2014, 9:30 AM (Wednesday)  Location: Education Room B - TH Alliance 
July 9, 2014, 10:30 AM (Wednesday)  Location: McRae Building Room C7 
July 10, 2014, 1:30 PM (Thursday)  Location: TH Southwest Fort Worth Community Education Center 
September 3, 2014, 9:30 AM (Wednesday)  Location: Education Room B - TH Alliance 
September 4, 2014, 1:30 PM (Thursday)  Location: TH Southwest Fort Worth Community Education Center 
September 10, 2014, 10:30 AM (Wednesday)  Location: McRae Building Room C7 
October 29, 2014, 10:30 AM (Wednesday)  Location: McRae Building Room C7