“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” is being offered throughout the month of May for anyone with a fear of falling.
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 classes will be at 11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays for the month of May. The classes will be held at the Field of Dreams in Dandridge. The class The Program is free of charge and a workbook is provided.
To register, call UT Extension at 865-397-2969.