Matter of Balance –Learn to Prevent FallsDate: 8/21/2012 Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: South Iredell Senior Center (View Map)
Description: Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is they're not. Most falls can be prevented - and older adults have the power to reduce their risk. The fear of falling can result in turning down a chance to go out with family or friends; it can cause you to cut down on a favorite activity. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls is a program that can help you. Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many individuals also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase one’s activity level. Participants 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. This FREE program will be taught at South Iredell Senior Center every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 7 - 29, 2012. The class will be taught be Mitzi McCurdy and Shea Musick. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served. Please call the Senior Center at 704-662-3337 to register. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Aug. 3.