The first of 8 fall prevention classes will begin October 25th for residents in the Audubon area.
A Matter of Balance kicks off October 25th at the Audubon Memorial Building. Classes run from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. each Wednesday through December 13th.
A Matter of Balance
Where: Audubon Memorial Building, 410 North Park Place, Audubon, Iowa
When: Each Wednesday from October 25th through December 13th from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
For more information or to register, contact Taylor Boyle at 712-792-3512 Extension 7030.
Who should attend A Matter of Balance classes?
Anyone over the age of 60, who is experiencing a fear of falling or has sustained a fall in the past. As well as anyone who is ready to increase their activity, flexibility, strength, and balance.
The course is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. A Matter of Balance allows participants to understand those fears by examining and setting realistic goals to aid them. These goals will lead people in becoming more independent, active, and confident.
A Matter of Balance participants learn to restructure their fear of falling into more positive, confident thoughts. By using a smaller workshop group setting, individuals are able to identify their fears and work on a personalized action plan that can assist them in preventing falls. These plans will address anything from making environmental changes, to increasing physical activity. The participants also learn several low impact exercises that focus on areas such as flexibility, strength and balance.