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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 reasons 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.

Program Overview:
· 8-week workshop
· 2 hours each week
· Sessions lead by certified coaches who have personal experience in dealing with falling.

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.

Registration is required.  To register or for more information, please call (540) 266-6000.

Space is limited!

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Friendship Residents’ Center | 397 Hershberger Road, NW | Roanoke, VA 24012

To register for this program, please contact Chelsea Wright at 540-777-1459.