Fall Prevention Workshop Begins January 2023

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senior adults being physically active

The award-winning program designed to help manage falls and increase activity level will be held in person. ‘A Matter of Balance’ is for anyone who is concerned about falls or has fallen in the past or has restricted their activities because of falling concerns. The workshop is sponsored by Centralina Area Agency on Aging, Gaston County Adult Services, and N.C. Cooperative Extension.

“We’re excited to offer this workshop in person,” said Linda Minges, program facilitator for N.C. Cooperative Extension. “So many people have been able to improve their balance, flexibility, and strength by the time they finish the course.”

The program consists of eight weekly sessions, scheduled for Wednesdays, January 11th through March 1st, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. All sessions will be held at the Lucile Tatum Center, located at 959 Osceola St. in Gastonia. There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is required.

Throughout the course, participants will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce the risk of fall at home, set goals for increasing activity, and exercises to increase strength and balance. To pre-register, contact Linda Minges at 704-922-2127 or by emailing her at linda_minges@ncsu.edu by December 30th.