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May 14, 2014

Managing falls workshops begin June 4

HEDRICK — Milestones Area Agency on Aging is offering "A Matter of Balance" workshop from 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 4-27 at the Hedrick Community Center located at 109 N. Main. Classes are twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays, for four weeks.

"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.

The 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.

The program available on a contribution basis. Books will be available at a low cost. To register, call Barb Schmidt at 641-622-3266.

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