Fall Prevention Workshop Begins in February

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Photo of participants from Matter of Balance Workshop held in 2018.

Participants from Matter of Balance Workshop held in 2018.

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.

Now is the time to take control by learning how to prevent falls and to manage falls that may happen. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls a national program sponsored by Centralina Area Agency on Aging, will be offered by N.C. Cooperative Extension of Gaston County and Gaston County Adult Services beginning in February. This program is provided at no cost to participants and valued at more than $800. You will learn how to make changes to reduce fall risks at home, view falls as controllable, increase physical activity, increase strength and balance, problem solve, and set goals. If you are concerned about falls or have fallen in the past – this program is for you!

“A Matter of Balance” can help older adults improve their quality of life and remain independent. “This program makes such a difference in the lives of workshop participants,” says Linda J. Minges, program instructor, “the fear of falling could actually lead to a fall because that fear limits activities, causes difficult emotions and leads to isolation, which can lead to poor balance and weakness.”

Upcoming Workshop

Wednesdays, Feb. 20–Apr.10, 2019 | 10 a.m.–noon

Lowell Community Center, 501 W. First St., Lowell, NC.

Registration deadline Feb. 14. Contact Cristy Cummings or call 704.824.0099.

Sponsored by Centralina Area Agency on Aging and provided at no cost to participants.