“A Matter of Balance” to Help Older Adults Reduce their Risk of Falls
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County is offering a free program designed to reduce the risk of falls, increase physical activity and sustain longer independent living among older adults. “A Matter of Balance” is an evidence-based program that uses volunteer coaches to teach participants how to overcome their fear of falling, increase their strength and balance and improve their environment.
Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Surveys on “A Matter of Balance” have found that 97 percent of participants are encouraged to increase their physical activity upon completion of the program.
“A Matter of Balance” is a series of eight classes, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Monday, March 4 until March 28 at the Parker County Extension Office, 604 North Main St. in Weatherford, Texas. Space is limited so first come first served registration deadline by March 1.
For more information or to register for the free classes
in Parker County, contact Kathy Smith at (817) 598-6168 or firstname.lastname@example.org
from Monday, March 04, 2019 10:00 AM
thru Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:00 AM
Parker County Extension Office, 604 North Main Street, Weatherford, TX 76086