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Last updated: February 19. 2014 3:40PM - 234 Views
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The Delaware General Health District (DGHD) Adult Injury Prevention Program is again offering a Matter of Balance classes in an effort to help older adults improve their stability. These 8-week classes take place at the Center for Older Adults and are completely free.


The classes will teach participants different non-strenuous exercises that will help improve balance. Participants will also have the opportunity to talk with classmates about experiences and learn ways to reduce the fear of falling.


A Matter of Balance is for anyone who:


* Is concerned about falls;


* Has sustained a fall in the past;


* Limits activities because of concerns about falling;


* Is interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength; and


* Is age 60 or older and a Delaware County resident.


A Matter of Balance class schedules:


* Class 1: Mondays, March 3 through April 21, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


* Class 2: Thursdays, March 6 through April 24, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


* Class 3: Mondays, May 5 through June 30, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


* Class 4: Wednesday, August 6 through September 24, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


* Class 5: Thursdays, August 7 through September 25, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


* Class 6: Wednesdays, October 1 through November 19, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


For more information, contact Mitchell Briant, DGHD Adult Injury Prevention coordinator, at 740-203-2054 or by email at < mbriant@delawarehealth.org >.


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