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.
Lake Huron Medical Center is offering
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Wednesdays for eight (8) consecutive weeks beginning on Wednesday, September
6. The program meets from 4pm to 6pm, is free to attend and attendance
to all eight (8) sessions is required. Please call Rosemary Hunger at
(810) 216-1035 to register or for more information.