FREE Falls Prevention Classes Offered for Older Adults
 
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Posted on Thursday January 24, 2019
 
FREE (evidence-based) older adults falls prevention classes offered for New Lenox seniors. One class will be held at the New Lenox Public Library and the other will be held at New Lenox VFW Post 9545.
 

FREE Falls Prevention Classes

Offered for Older Adults

“A Matter of Balance:  Managing Concerns About Falls”

 

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!

 

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.

 

The New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition, through collaborative partnerships with member organizations, is offering two FREE Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Classes as follows:

Starting March 6th (Wednesdays) thru April 24th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL 60451.

 

Starting March 18th (Mondays) thru May 6th, 9:30am – 11:30am at the New Lenox VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox, IL 60451.

 

For additional information or to register for either class, please contact Daniel Martin, Safe Community Coordinator, (815) 462-6493 or via email at dmartin@newlenox.net

 

 
 
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Matter of Balance Classes
FREE Fall Prevention Classes for New Lenox Seniors
 

 
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Village of New Lenox
1 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Phone: (815) 462-6400
Village Hall Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 
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