“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” an eight-week class to help people overcome the fear of falling, will start in early February at Darien Senior Center. The program is presented by the Fairfield University School of Nursing.
— an announcement from Darien Senior Center
The first class runs from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Tuesday, Feb. 5. Signing up is required. contact Darien Senior Center at 203-656-7490 to register for the class.
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” 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.