New Lenox, IL (PRWEB) October 25, 2013
Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.
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.
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 New Lenox Public Library and Pinnacle Physical Therapy, LLC are offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls on Tuesdays beginning November 5, 2013 from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. at the New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway. The Program is free. A workbook will be provided. Class dates are: November 5, 12, 19; December 3, 10, 17, 31; January 7 and 14, 2014. No class on November 26, December 24 and December 31 due to the holiday.
To register, please call the New Lenox Public Library at 815-485-2605 ext. 123. For more information, please call Rose Gilman (New Lenox Public Library) at 815-485-2605 ext. 129 or Arlene Santiago (Pinnacle Physical Therapy, LLC) at 815-806-8000.
Pinnacle Physical Therapy LLC offers quality in home therapy service to many of the West and South Suburbs and the Midway, Joliet and Plainfield areas. Our therapists provide a personalized experience for each patient to help restore and maintain physical function.
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
This program is based on Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance. Copyright ©1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University.
A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model
Recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging, 2006, American Society on Aging.
A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was developed by a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780).