A MATTER OF BALANCE: MANAGING CONCERNS ABOUT FALLS
Ground level fall related injuries are increasing every year. In 2015, trauma admissions for these injuries surpassed all other reason for traumatic admissions for the first time. With this knowledge, the fear of falling is growing. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls is an evidence based program that takes a multi-faceted approach to fall prevention. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.
Participants will learn to:
· View falls as controllable
· Set goals for increasing activity
· Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
· Exercise to increase strength and balance.
· 8-week workshop
· 2 hours each week
· Sessions lead by certified coaches who have personal experience in dealing with falling
Registration is required. To register or for more information, please call Friendship Living at
After completing A Matter of Balance, participants are more comfortable talking about their fear of falling, feel comfortable increasing activity, plan to continue exercising, and would recommend the program.
When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Friendship Living | Roanoke, VA
CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION CLASSES
These six week workshops is designed to empower adults to better manage their chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain and heart disease with the goal of giving individuals confidence and skills to allow them to actively manage their health care and reduce unnecessary visits to the Emergency Department or the physician(s).
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) focuses on solutions to problems, caused by living with ongoing health conditions such as pain, fatigue, sleep, managing medications and difficult emotions.
Start Date: Attentively (March 2018)
Location: The Residents’ Center
397 Hershberger RD NW
Roanoke, VA 24012
Time: 1:30pm – 4pm (Thursdays)
For more information please contact Tee Barlow at 540-777-1459.