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 older adults 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 activity levels among older adults. 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. Sign up today for our 8 week course, taught by two East Side Elders staff members.
When: 8 week course meeting every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm, starting May 7
Where: City View Center, 463 Maria Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55106
Registration: To register, contact East Side Elders at 651-683-2326 or visit the Juniper website to sign up online.
Cost: $15 suggested donation includes 8 weeks of the course and a copy of A Matter of Balance Participant Workbook.