A Matter of Balance Workshop

A Matter of Balance Workshop Begins June 12 in Dubuque
Registration Deadline – June 8

Would you like to improve your balance? Do you want to feel more comfortable participating in your favorite activities? Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls, an award-winning workshop designed to increase the activity levels of older adults with concerns about falling. During 8 two-hour sessions, participants learn to:

  • Promote exercise to increase strength and balance
  • Set realistic goals for increasing activity
  • Improve environment to reduce fall risk factors
  • View falls and fear of falling as controllable

The Centers for Disease Control report that falling is the most common cause of injury in people over 60. More than one-third of adults aged 65 years and older fall each year. Don’t become a statistic! Take active steps to reduce the risk of falls; register today for A Matter of Balance. Classes will be held at the The Lifetime Center (3505 Stoneman Road – Dubuque) from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. each Monday and Thursday from June 12 through July 13.

Preregistration is required by contacting Colleen Lawler at 563-380-3239 or email clawler@nei3a.org or Elise Bovy at 319-231-6798 or email ebovy@nei3a.org by June 8. Space is limited. Each participant will receive a detailed training manual. There is a suggested contribution of $20 to cover the cost of materials fees for each participant.

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