One in every three adults age 65 and older experience a fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head injuries, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable. In partnership with Middle Georgia Area Agency on Aging, Houston Healthcare will provide “A Matter of Balance”. This class, led by certified instructors, is designed to improve flexibility, balance and strength to reduce falls. These two-hour classes meet two times per week for four weeks. The classes are designed to benefit adults in the community that are concerned about falls, have sustained a fall in the past, or restrict activities because of concerns about falling.
Participants should be age 60 or older, ambulatory and able to problem-solve. Call for more information and to pre-register. Class size is limited.